DetailsA new kind of brew pump, Steelhead 2.0™ has been completely redesigned for brewing. Featuring a no-maintenance brushless motor, Steelhead 2.0™ runs on 24V DC, eliminating the risk of AC current near your brew house. Not only is Steelhead 2.0™ a safer pump, the motor is virtually silent. Small and lightweight, the pump body takes up less space and can be disconnected from the power supply at any time. The all stainless steel pump head features standard ½ NPT ports and a magnetic impeller allowing the use of a valve for flow control.
Like other brew pumps, the Steelhead 2.0™ is not self-priming. For best results, position the pump below the level of your kettle and allow the pump head to fill with liquid before turning on the pump.
Adding a 1/2" ball-valve to the output of the pump allows you to precisely control the flow of liquid from vessel to vessel or through a plate chiller. You can even stop the flow entirely using the valve, without turning off the pump and losing the prime!
A set of Quick Disconnects on your equipment and tubing make the brew day even easier.
Don't break your back or the bank, let the Steelhead 2.0™ do the hard work on brew day. No more moving large kettles full of near-boiling wort to be chilled or transferred.
- Stainless steel head
- Maintenance-Free Brushless Motor
- 24V DC power supply
- Quiet Operation
- Handles Liquid Up to 250°F
- 7 GPM (27 l/min) with a 5m maximum head
- Weighs only 1.9 lbs.
- 1/2” NPT Inlet and Outlet
- Details & Instructions
4.2 / 5.05 ReviewsWorks great for me!I brew 5 gallon batches with two 8 gallon pots (brew kettle and hot liquor pot) and an 8 gallon mash tun. This pump and the separate hose and fittings kit works well for me. It saves me a lot of lifting on hot pots.May 7, 2017Purchased
11 months agoSimple to use with some additions.After adding QD and valves, an electrical cutoff and a mounting solution, this is a very capable, quiet pump in my brew setup.April 13, 2017Purchased
9 months agonice pump for the moneySmall and light enough that I attached a quick coupler to the pump and couple it directly to mash tun for circulation, then move it to boil kettle for circulation around immersion chiller and wort transfer to conical fermenter.
Would be nice to have an on/off switch,which wouldn't be hard to install.
First brew with it ,after circulating mash tun ,it failed to circulate wort on boil kettle (well below fluid level,so was primed). Removed it from kettle and ran water though it and it has worked fine since.March 31, 2017Purchased
9 months agoGreat pump at a great priceDoes exactly what I want it to do when I want it to do it. Not sure what else to say. Has a nice long power cord so no need for an extension cord for my setup. Only knock would be that its not self priming but that's really not even a big dealFebruary 2, 2017Purchased
11 months agoDecent pump, would recommend to most brewers...Great little pump. Decent cord length. Small design. Very quiet.
First brew day use was a nightmare. Pump was air locked and woulldn't prime. Lost my temps while messing with the pump. Learned that best position for the pump is inlet straight up (it's not enough to just have pump below gravity line). Now it works very well for HERMS, Vorlauf, Sparge, and transfers.
My only disappointments are:
1) Not enough power to Whirlpool a 1/2BBL kettle. It circulates, but lazily.
2) No mounting ears or tabs.
I've seen other reviews mention the lack of power switch, but magnetic drives are designed to run continuous and control / stop flow with valves.October 16, 2017
- Customer Q&A
Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 27 answersWhat is the best way to mount this pump as there is no bracket to mount it to anything.BEST ANSWER: I haven't mounted it due to needing to move it so often to pump between all the different vessels I use. Also, I find myself needing to adjust the height at which I'm operating the pump pretty often since this isn't a self-priming pump, so I'm not sure how valuable a permanent mounting solution would be for this particular pump.Is this pump waterproof?BEST ANSWER: If you are asking whether or not it can be submersed in water, the answer is no. Mine has handled occasional splashes of wort or soapy water when being washed, but it is not completely sealed in the back and would not recommend dunking it in water.I'd like to use this to filter my beer, but do not keg. Would this system be adaptable to using say a brew pump to push the beer through the filter and into my bottling bucket?The Steelhead 2.0™ Brew PumpBEST ANSWER: Yes it would but I would not waste your money. Cool your beer to around 32 to 40 degrees then heat about 6 oz of water to 150 degrees and add 1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin to the 6oz of water until dissolved then dump in your 5 gal of beer, gently swirl to mix and let sit for 2 or 3 days and then bottle. For the money your going to spend buy one of the kegging systems they offer I promise you will not regret it once you start kegging. The Steelhead pump works very well but lacks a method to mount it so one has to be creative with that aspect of the pump.I do not see what amperage the pump motor is rated at. How many Amperes at 24 VDC ?BEST ANSWER: I have not tested it, but the AC adapter says that it outputs up to 2.0 amps @ the 24 vdc.Does this pump have any speed control capabilities?BEST ANSWER: The pump itself does not have any "speed control" capabilities in terms of regulating the amount of wort/liquid you push through it, however this is simply accomplished by using a stainless ball valve. The Transfer Quick Pump Connector Kit should get you everything you need to be up and running.How much height would this pump be able to reach - say pumping from fermentor to a bottling bucket 6 ft. or so off the ground?BEST ANSWER: No problem at all, as it shows a "maximum head" of 5 meters, so it can pump about 15 feet up before it becomes a problem. Six vertical feet can be easily done by this pump. - Mike W, Midwest SuppliesOnce the pump is primed can it be placed above the vessel being pumped out of?BEST ANSWER: Yes.can this pump be used to transfer wine?BEST ANSWER: It could be, but it may not be the best choice for this, as it is not "self-priming". This means that it has to have liquid already in the pump head for it to begin to move the liquid. I'd look into the "Super Transfer Pump" or the "Mini Jet Wine Filter", both of those are self-priming pumps, and would be better choices for moving wine around without oxidizing it. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies
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