Author Topic: Recirc pump question / idea?  (Read 6120 times)

BrewMe

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Recirc pump question / idea?
« on: December 29, 2006, 09:11:10 AM »
I use a recirc pump on my MLT, and presently I have not come up with a way to secure the hose that pours back onto the top of the grain bed. I've found that holding the hose in my hand is a bit awkward as sometimes I need to stir the mash or adjust the flame under the MLT.

So has anyone come up with a good way to redistribute the wort back into the mash (espically during vorlauf)?

Cheers!

Marc

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Re: Recirc pump question / idea?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007, 08:59:14 PM »
I would rig a hard copper pipe to direct wort out parralel to the wort surface.  Adjust it's vertical position so the outlet is just below the surface and fix with a set screw.  Hose fitting on the top.

Make sense?

Fred

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Re: Recirc pump question / idea?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007, 08:06:40 AM »
Hi Fred, I asked the same question on B3's forum and this was the reply - http://morebeer.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18458

Todate I have not seen anyone post a gadget like this but it looks like it solves several issues.

I'm gonna make one this weekend.

Marc

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Solution...
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 08:10:36 AM »
Oh yeah...check out http://onebeer.net/recirc_howto.shtml

Enjoy,

Marc

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Re: Recirc pump question / idea?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 08:55:15 PM »
That will work.  I would have them discharge along the plane of the grain

Fred

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Re: Recirc pump question / idea?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007, 06:16:28 PM »
Hi Brewme,
I use a fibreglass float that sits on top of my mash and helps retain the heat, so I needed something removable to get the float in, I came up with this type of sievehttp://www.aussiehomebrewer.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=13128&st=30&#entry176863 It seems to work quite well.

cheers

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Re: Recirc pump question / idea?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2007, 08:23:10 AM »
Hi Browndog, that's very cool...and easy to remove for stiring where the others I've seen are a bit more complex to put in and take out.

Thanks for the input.

Marc

 

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