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Hands on Review: Mark II Homebrew Pump w/Stainless Head + Stacking Deals!

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.

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.


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MARK II BEER PUMP via Proflow Dynamics

Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below:

  • As of this posting, PFD has this for $99.99.
  • 15% Off! Promo code BREW15% gets you 10% off PFD’s entire homebrew lineup
  • ANOTHER 10% Off: You get another 10% off by using any of the links in this post.  Discount reflected at checkout
  • The stacking deals make this pump $76.49.
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.

MK II Brewing Pump – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for 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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Weldless Sight Glasses – from $10.14

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Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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15% Off Sight Glasses> 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!  These two stacking deals mean that weldless sight glasses start out at just $10.14 (11″ Economy). 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

Weldless Sight Glasses – use coupon code BREW15% | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

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Stainless Steel QDs at Proflow Dynamics – 15%+10% Off w/Stacking Deals

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Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnects at PFD | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

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ProFlow Dynamics Sale Gear + Three Stacking Deals

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Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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  • Proflow has put a number of items on sale – those sales stack with the two discounts outlined here!
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.

Sale ItemsProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

Mark II Beer Pump Stainless Steel Brewing Pump – $76.49 w/stacking deals

Mark II Beer Pump

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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Mark II Beer Pump via Proflow Dynamics

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

MK II High Temperature Magnetic Drive Pump

  • Stainless Steel Head
  • 110V/60HZ
  • 3.4 meter max head
  • 5 GPM (19L max flow)
  • Max temperature 248 F/ 120 C
  • Water resistant casing
  • 25 Watt Wort Pump
  • 1/2 inch fittings

The MK 11 Magnetic Drive Pump is constructed using food-grade materials and handles boiling wort with ease.  The magnetic drive functions like a clutch allowing one to slow the flow rate down by putting back pressure on the pump.  Since it is centrifugal, it’s not self priming, you must put the pump under the level of the liquid source.  This magnetic driven pump allows you to brew with confidence knowing that no contamination will occur from lubricated bearing potentially coming into contact with your liquid (beer).


 

  • As of this posting, PFD has this for $99.99.
  • 10% Off! Promo code BREW15% gets you 10% off PFD’s entire homebrew lineup
  • ANOTHER 10% Off: You get another 10% off by using any of the links in this post.  Discount reflected at checkout
  • The stacking deals make this pump $76.49.
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.
  • Also: Hands on Review: Mark II Homebrew Pump w/Stainless Head

MK II Brewing Pump – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability prod:pfdmkii

High Temp Silicone Tubing [1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD] – $1.90/ft with stacking sales

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.
  • These stacking promos mean that 1/2″ ID by 3/4″ OD high temp silicone tubing is $1.90 per foot

High Temp Silicone Tubing – choose 1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

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

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. pst:pfdsilicone

Stainless Steel Cam Lock QDs at Proflow Dynamics – 15%+10% Off w/Stacking Deals

homebrew cam lock

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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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.

  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!

Camlock QDs at PFD | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. pst:pfdcam

Tri-Clamp x 1/2″ FNPT – convert pumps to TC – $9.95 with stacking deals

TC150/050-FNPT

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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TC150/050-FNPT via ProFlow Dynamics.

This can do a lot of things, but one is to effectively convert compatible pumps to Tri-Clamp.  Two of these (one each on the in and out side of compatible pumps) change your pump over to Tri-Clamp/Tri-Clover.

  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.
  • This fitting is $13.  The two stacking deals make it $9.95.

TC150/050-FNPT – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp:  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. 

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

homebrew tri clamp deals

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

More About ProFlow Dynamics

 

  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!

Tri-Clamp Fittings  | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. pst:pfdtc

Convert Garden Hose Thread GHT to Stainless Steel Camlock! & Stacking Discounts

Camlock By Garden Hose Thread

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.

  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!

If you’ve standardized on Camlock Disconnects and are looking to simplify brew day, ProFlow Dynamics has a fitting that converts Garden Hose Threads (GHT) to Camlock.

Camlock By Garden Hose Thread

Camlock QDs at PFD | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

Camlock Hands on Review!

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. pst:pfdght