Author Topic: Grainfather pump - enough power to push into the bottom of the fermentor ?  (Read 2846 times)

Offline sciyan

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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

Offline Ck27

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Re: Grainfather pump - enough power to push into the bottom of the fermentor ?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Grainfather pump - enough power to push into the bottom of the fermentor ?
« Reply #2 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.

 

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