DetailsMarch Seal-less Pump - High Temperature
One of the best tools you’ll buy for home brewing, this high-resistant pump works great for wort or hot liquor transfer. A must for serious home brewers.
- Seal-less Magnetic Drive 1/25 hp pump
- Includes 6-ft. power cord
- 1/2" NPT (National Pipe Thread) fittings on both inlet and outlet
- Handles temperatures up to 250° F and internal pressures to 5 psi
- Pumps a maximum of 6 gallons per minutes
- Single phase motor is fan cooled
Note: Running the pump dry can damage the unit. Because this pump is not self-priming, we recommend placing the pump below the level of the liquid source, and in a dry location as the housing is not waterproof. To restrict flow place a ball valve on the out-flow of this pump. Blichmann QuickConnectors are highly recommended. Do not cross threads when attaching the fittings.
- Seal-less Magnetic Drive 1/25 hp pump
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4.2 / 5.037 Reviewsgreat addition to equipmentlove being able to pump water or wort to and from any kettle & thru the counter flow chiller with this thing :)May 30, 2012Good UnitThis is a really good unit. The biggest problem I found was cross threading the threads on the unit bc the plastic is soft so take your time threading on fittings.November 12, 2012Learned a trick onlineUsed my March pump for the first time. It worked great once the air got purged. I had a difficult time getting the pump primed, but, after that it worked great. Plenty of power, and pumped at a great rate to about 6 feet high. I learned from someone's picture online, about placing the inlet and outlet vertical, and placing a SST tee on the outlet (possibly inlet also), with the SST nipple on one brach of the tee and a valve on the other branch. I haven't tried it yet, but, I will update with another post when I have the parts.December 17, 2012Used with a Plate ChillerI use this with my plate chiller, both to recirculate, and to fill my fermentor. Pay attention to the directions about proper placement and priming. If you get trapped air bubbles it won't work as well._x000D_If set up properly, its got plenty of power to pump wort through out your system.January 14, 2013Great pump if you maintain itWe use this pump for about 4 hours on a brew day as we're using it to circulate through a HERMS as well as transferring into the BK and then through the Therminator into our carboys. _x000D__x000D_After 100s of gallons of beer, it looks new inside and out, but we do disassemble it once or twice per brew day to run sanitized water through all of the parts and to clean it. After having it stick twice due to high gravity wort sitting in it for too long, we learned our lesson and haven't had any issues since.January 15, 2013Very goodI used my March pump for the first time and It worked great once I got the air purged. Make sure the pump is below the liquid source and that the 'out' side is pointed upward.February 6, 2013Pumps quicklyBought this pump to save my back from heavy lifting on brew days. Pump sounds like a dishwasher and can move the brew around quickly. Its probably makes my brew day a little safer too. Wish I had invested in one of these years ago. It will not self prime, but if you keep the pump on the ground and always leave it filled with a liquid, you should be good to go.March 4, 2013Excellent pump if used correctlyThis is a strong pump and meets and exceeds all my requirements. _x000D_You must purge trapped air or it wont work well. The pump has to be below the liquid source and make sure the 'out' side is pointed upward._x000D_Too many negative comments that say it isn't self-priming. The directions and item description already specify that.March 14, 2013Works wellI love being able to pump water and wort to my kettles or fermenter, through my plate chiller. To get it to work properly you have to purge any trapped air, and place it below the liquid source so gravity will prime it for you. Then it's an awesome pump.April 13, 2013How did I brew without it?Welcome to the most misunderstood piece of equipment! Not sure why this gets such a bad rap. This and my Blichmann Therminator are the two greatest improvements to my brewing system and worth every penny. Yes, you need to prime the pump; it will not "pull" liquids up and out of a vessel. For this reason, I only recommend this for all-grain brewers who have outlet valves at the bottom of their vessels._x000D__x000D_I have a gravity fed system and use the pump to transfer 10 gallons of 180F water from my kettle and up 6 - 7 feet to my HLT. Lifting that amount of hot liquid and pouring it is plainly unsafe. I then use it as a low maintenance way to recirculate the mash (used to fill pitchers one at a time!). Finally at the end of the boil I use it in combination with the Therminator to chill and transfer to the fermenter._x000D_April 16, 2013
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