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1/ No. You can either use hose that's going to be frustratingly difficult to swap off the barbs because it's 1/16" or 1/4" too small, or hose that's easy to remove but needs clamps to keep a seal. Get quick disconnects. If you get brass, make sure it's lead-free. Stainless camlocks are often considered a good cost/benefit tradeoff, but ymmv. The stainless ...


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If you plan to consume all of the contents of the keg within a couple of days to a week, this may be a possibility. Using oxygen to tap a keg of beer causes the beer to stale exponentially quicker than regular CO2, even more so in cold temperatures. I would advise against doing this unless you plan to have it all drank in one sitting at a party. Depending ...


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It depends on the configuration of the valve (two hole or three hole ball, allowed range of handle movement, etc). If it has an 'off' position, then you should be able to regulate the pump. There are three hole balls are designed to blend the flow from two ports into one, and apparently don't shut off completely. The two hole ones should have an off ...


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This BYO article on how to build a recirculating wort chiller should help with the mathematics of your situation; the calculations should work equally well for wort or water.


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The first pump you tried is probably just underpowered. The first one I tried was just a little more powerful than that one, and it barely gets the job done on my 20-foot, 3/8-inch copper wort chiller. The one you linked to looks much more capable, but I'd be concerned about the operating temperature range. It lists a minimum operating temperature of 40F. ...


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