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Brewing Topics => Equipment => Topic started by: sciyan on February 20, 2018, 05:54:11 PM

Title: Grainfather pump - enough power to push into the bottom of the fermentor ?
Post by: sciyan on February 20, 2018, 05:54:11 PM
Hi
I always transfert the hot wort through the chiller on then into the fermentor by the top of it.
I was thinking about transfering the wort by the ball valve at the bottom of my fermentor.
However, I have no idea if the pump has enough power to push against 20L of wort ?
Is anybody already tested it ?
Thanks
Title: Re: Grainfather pump - enough power to push into the bottom of the fermentor ?
Post by: Ck27 on February 20, 2018, 08:41:10 PM
Hi
I always transfert the hot wort through the chiller on then into the fermentor by the top of it.
I was thinking about transfering the wort by the ball valve at the bottom of my fermentor.
However, I have no idea if the pump has enough power to push against 20L of wort ?
Is anybody already tested it ?
Thanks

I haven't tried it and I have a robobrew which functions basically the same. but I would assume it would work.
Title: Re: Grainfather pump - enough power to push into the bottom of the fermentor ?
Post by: jomebrew on February 21, 2018, 11:04:27 AM
It takes a negligible amount of pressure from the pump to fill 20l.  I do it all the time from a vessel lower than my kettle.