Category Archives: Proflow Dynamics

Hands on Review: Mark II Homebrew Pump w/Stainless Head + Our Discount Codes Works Again

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.


Check Current Price & Availability

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).

Continue reading

Three Piece 1/2″ Stainless Steel Ball Valves – from $10.31

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

 

  • 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%!
  • This means that three piece ball valves start at just… $10.32.  For the 1/2″ compact model.
  • Additional versions are available.
  • 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 deal works with PFD’s entire lineup of ball valves including 3 piece, quick clean, mini tri-clamp and butterfly ball valves.

1/2″ BALL VALVE – 3 PIECE – 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:pfd3piecebv

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.

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%!
  • 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

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.

More About ProFlow Dynamics

 

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. 

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.

More About ProFlow Dynamics

 

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

Our Discount is Back!… 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

ProFlow Dynamics Sale Gear + Two Stacking Deals

proflow dynamics homebrew sale

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

 

  • 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

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

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

 

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.

Save!

  • 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%!

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

Our Discount is Back!… 15%+10% Off ProFlow Dynamics Homebrew Gear

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

 

Stacking Deals!

  • 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%!

ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup << Use this link for 10% off + promo code BREW15% for another 15%

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

Banjo Burner… $19.13 with stacking deals

Banjo Burner

Banjo Burner via PFD.  10″, 210K BTU for Propane

  • This is on sale for just $25.  That’s nearly $20 off list.
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off PFD’s lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!
  • These three stacking deals mean this Banjo Burner is just $19.13.

Banjo Burner | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

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

 

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