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Hands on Review: Mark II Homebrew Pump w/Stainless Head – limited time deal + new photo with Brewers Hardware Quick Clean Ball Valve


This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


Limited Time Discount, Review Continues Below

Coupon> As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off this pump.

Stacks With> Using this link takes another 10% off!  These two stacking deals make this pump just $76.49.


Mark II Pump with Steel Head

Let’s face it, pumps aren’t the most exciting piece of homebrew equipment you own. With the exception of the RipTide pump, they don’t have “features” you can impress your friends with. There are a few basic requirements, and once you get those met, you’re just looking for the lowest price. For me, the basic requirements are: 1) Magnetic drive, 2) Ideally a stainless steel head, 3) Temperature & splash protection, and lastly 4) Maximum head.

The MkII’s Magnetic Impeller

Several vendors offer what’s called a “Mark II Pump”. So you need to dig deeper than just the name when comparing pump offerings from different shops. One requirement, which is pretty much standard across beer brewing pumps, is what’s called a magnetic drive. Magnetic drive means you don’t have to worry about grease from shaft bearings getting into your wort. The other advantage is that you can close a valve- partially or completely- on the output side of your pump to reduce flow, and it causes no stress to your pump. Magnetic drive is pretty much standard in beer brewing pumps, but I bring it up because shopping on Amazon or eBay you might get drawn into something that isn’t.


Get the Gear:

MARK II BEER PUMP via Proflow Dynamics

Deal: As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off PFD’s entire lineup of homebrewing gear.  That include this pump.  Using the link above gets you another 10% off.


About Pump Features and Specs – What does Pump Head Mean?

Pump heads come in either stainless steel or some kind of plastic/resin. Some resins have a better temperature durability, so after many hours of operation they are less likely to break down and lose pressure/flow capability. Stainless steel doesn’t have this issue, but it also has more durable threads. Most wort pumps come with 1/2″ Male NPT at inlet and outlet so you can screw on hose attachments or ball valves. I’ve had bad luck with stripping threads off a polysulphone pump head even with the most careful attention paid to not cross-threading it.

The next key differentiator between pumps is temperature capability. Some are designed to handle cooler liquids and are maybe only rated to something like 80F or 180F. This simply isn’t good enough for brewing, you want something that can handle boiling wort temperatures (212F or hotter).

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High Temp Silicone Tubing [1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD] – $1.91/ft with stacking sales

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms and more.  >>>> ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

15% Off Coupon: PFD already has generally great prices.  As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off high temp silicone tubing.

Stacks With: Using the link below takes another 10% off

These stacking promos mean that 1/2″ ID by 3/4″ OD high temp silicone tubing is $1.91 per foot

High Temp Silicone Tubing – choose 1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Also: Silicone Tubing 1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD at Brewers Hardware

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Stacking Deals: Tri-Clamp Fittings at ProFlow Dynamics 15%+10% Off

tri clamp fittings

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms, Blichmann Style QDs and more.  >>>> ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

15% Off Tri-Clamps!> PFD already has generally great prices.  As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their entire lineup of tri-clamp/tri-clover fittings.

Stacks With> Using the link below takes another 10% off!  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Tri-Clamp Fittings – use coupon code BREW15% | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

Another good source for tri-clamp compatible accessories and fittings is Brewers Hardware.  They have a huge lineup including some unique offerings.  Tri-Clover Compatible Fittings at Brewers Hardware

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14″ x 6″ Stainless Steel Kettle Hop Filter Basket – $25.97 w/three stacking deals

Kettle Hop Filter. 6 1/6″- Diameter, 12 3/4″- Screen to Screen (14″ Total Height).

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms and more.  >>>> ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

  • Deal #1: As of this posting, PFD has the pictured stainless steel kettle hop filter on sale for $33.95.
  • Deal #2 > 15% Off Coupon: As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off this hop filter basket.
  • Deal #3 > 10% Off With Our Link: Using any HBF link saves you another 10%!

These three stacking deals make this basket just $25.97.

Hop Filter

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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Hands on Review: Mark II Homebrew Pump w/Stainless Head + limited time discount


This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


Limited Time Discount, Review Continues Below

Coupon> As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off this pump.

Stacks With> Using this link takes another 10% off!  These two stacking deals make this pump just $76.49.


Mark II Pump with Steel Head

Let’s face it, pumps aren’t the most exciting piece of homebrew equipment you own. With the exception of the RipTide pump, they don’t have “features” you can impress your friends with. There are a few basic requirements, and once you get those met, you’re just looking for the lowest price. For me, the basic requirements are: 1) Magnetic drive, 2) Ideally a stainless steel head, 3) Temperature & splash protection, and lastly 4) Maximum head.

The MkII’s Magnetic Impeller

Several vendors offer what’s called a “Mark II Pump”. So you need to dig deeper than just the name when comparing pump offerings from different shops. One requirement, which is pretty much standard across beer brewing pumps, is what’s called a magnetic drive. Magnetic drive means you don’t have to worry about grease from shaft bearings getting into your wort. The other advantage is that you can close a valve- partially or completely- on the output side of your pump to reduce flow, and it causes no stress to your pump. Magnetic drive is pretty much standard in beer brewing pumps, but I bring it up because shopping on Amazon or eBay you might get drawn into something that isn’t.


Get the Gear:

MARK II BEER PUMP via Proflow Dynamics

Deal: As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off PFD’s entire lineup of homebrewing gear.  That include this pump.  Using the link above gets you another 10% off.


About Pump Features and Specs – What does Pump Head Mean?

Pump heads come in either stainless steel or some kind of plastic/resin. Some resins have a better temperature durability, so after many hours of operation they are less likely to break down and lose pressure/flow capability. Stainless steel doesn’t have this issue, but it also has more durable threads. Most wort pumps come with 1/2″ Male NPT at inlet and outlet so you can screw on hose attachments or ball valves. I’ve had bad luck with stripping threads off a polysulphone pump head even with the most careful attention paid to not cross-threading it.

The next key differentiator between pumps is temperature capability. Some are designed to handle cooler liquids and are maybe only rated to something like 80F or 180F. This simply isn’t good enough for brewing, you want something that can handle boiling wort temperatures (212F or hotter).

Continue reading

Stainless Steel False Bottoms – from $21.85

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms and more.  >>>> ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

Deal #1> As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off stainless steel false bottoms.

Deal #2> Using the link below takes another 10% off!  These stacking deals mean that stainless steel false bottoms start at just $21.85 (9″ size).  Additional sizes are availablePrice, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Stainless Steel False Bottoms

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Quick Clean Ball Valves – in NPT and Tri-Clamp Designs – 15%+10% Off!

1/2″ FNPT QUICK CLEAN BALL VALVE via PFD.  This is available in two versions one with 1/2″ NPT threading, the other has a tri-clamp.

15%+10% Off: use coupon code BREW15% + use one of the links above for an additional 10% off).  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms, Blichmann Style QDs and more.  >>>> ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

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1/2″ Stainless Steel Ball Valves – from $7.65

1/2" SS BALL VALVE

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms and more.  >>>> ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

15% Off Coupon: PFD already has generally great prices.  As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off stainless steel ball valves

Stacks With: Using the link below takes another 10% off

This means that stainless steel ball valves start at just… $7.65.  For the 1/2″ compact model.  Additional versions are available.

1/2″ SS BALL VALVE

This deal works with PFD’s entire lineup of ball valves including 3 piece, quick clean, mini tri-clamp and butterfly ball valves.

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Free Homebrew Audio Books: Free 30 Day Trial of Audible + TWO FREE Titles – lots of homebrew & beer titles available

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14″ x 6″ Stainless Steel Kettle Hop Filter Basket – $25.97 w/three stacking deals

Kettle Hop Filter. 6 1/6″- Diameter, 12 3/4″- Screen to Screen (14″ Total Height).

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms and more.  >>>> ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

  • Deal #1: As of this posting, PFD has the pictured stainless steel kettle hop filter on sale for $33.95.
  • Deal #2 > 15% Off Coupon: As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off this hop filter basket.
  • Deal #3 > 10% Off With Our Link: Using any HBF link saves you another 10%!

These three stacking deals make this basket just $25.97.

Hop Filter

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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15%+10% Off Stainless Steel Cam Lock QDs

camlock quick disconnects

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms, Blichmann Style QDs and more.  >>>> ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

Camlock QDs at PFD!  I’ve used ProFlow Dynamics Quick Disconnects on my kettles, mash tun, pumps and tubing for a longtime.  They have worked great for me.  I put male connectors kettles, mash tuns and pumps and use female connectors for tubing.  Standardizing on this (or the opposite) means you can use tubing as jumpers and always have the availability to connect your gear.

These are made from Stainless Steel and are available in lots of configurations.  Those are classified by Type and Size.  Type may mean something in “commercial cam lock fitting circles”, but I was initially confused by this.  Types are akin to model numbers.  For example, Type A is Female NPT to Male Cam and Groove.

15% Off Cam Locks> PFD already has generally great prices.  As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off sight glasses.

Stacks With> Using the link below takes another 10% off!

Camlock QDs at PFD  – use coupon code BREW15% + use this link for an additional 10% off

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