So, I bought myself a pump and a chillizilla-type chiller and a chugger pump for christmas...thanks for the christmas bonus, Boss...also, silicone tubing and stainless fittings and such to make it work.
After I had everything plumbed in the basement to make sure that things were where they needed to be, I could run the pump full bore and get LOTS of water coming thru the outlet tube back into the pot. All was well, I thought.
Yesterday, when I brewed with the new toys for the first time, I had to throttle the flow back to a trickle to keep from losing my prime coming out of the kettle.
After I got done, I cleaned the system and ran PBW thru it again and it was back to running full stream.
So is the problem the sugar water being thicker than water or the heat? Or is there something else I'm missing?