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Best hot liquor pumps

My surflow Brewbuddy pump has had a good long life and is ready for its replacement. What hot liquor pumps are recommended? features required: adjustable flow rate handles boiling liquids easy to ...
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Why add a tee next to the pump?

I've seen it recommended in several places to add a tee in the pipe next to the pump used for transferring hot wort. What is the point of this / what benefits do you get? Does the tee go on the input ...
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Good food-grade electric pump for transferring wort?

I need a pump to use for transferring wort from a 55 gallon drum. Do you have any recommendations?
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Distance between spigot and bag in BIAB setup with pump

I'm planning on taking the step from extract brewing to all grain with BIAB. My plan is to buy a induction hob, 15 gal kettle and a March pump. Will i need some kind of spacer to keep the bag out ...
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Peristaltic Pump Recomendations

I'm thinking of purchasing a Peristaltic Pump for home brewing. The fact that they are self priming, that you can adjust the speed easily, and reverse the flow makes them seem really appealing to me. ...
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Transferring wort from brew kettle with ball valve

I am in the process of adding a ball valve to my brew kettle and am designing a diptube to transfer wort to my primary. I've always brewed in 5-gallon batches so picking up the kettle and dumping it ...
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keeping the wort pump primed seems to have a learning curve

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 ...
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Can I switch keg from regular pump to kegerator

Would it be possible for me to use a regular store bought pump to tap a keg, then untap it and place it in a kegerator with a co2 pump without the keg going flat? Would I be able to change out the ...
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Using a March pump without a kettle valve

I'm thinking of buying a March pump, but my kettle doesn't have a hole in which I could install a valve. Now, obviously, I could drill a hole and install a valve. But before I do that, how easy is it ...
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Plate Chiller Use

First of all, I currently use a copper immersion chiller to cool my wort. It works, but takes at least 30 minutes to get below 100 and then i transfer and put it in my fermentation chamber till i ...