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MKII 13.5 GPM! 65 Watt High Temp Magnetic Drive Pump – $135.99, Save $44! + free shipping

MKII High Temp Magnetic Drive Pump (65 Watt) PMP502

MKII High Temp Magnetic Drive Pump (65 Watt) from MoreBeer

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The “Big Brother” to one of our best-selling pumps! Expect the same quality that customers have come to expect from the MKII Pump (PMP500) but with more power. This 65 watt magnetic drive pump is powerful enough for homebrewers and micro brewers alike. Use it to move hot wort in an all-grain system and also to transfer wort from boil kettle to fermenter. The housing of the unit is made from tough, food grade polysulfone. The magnetic drive allows you to slow down the flow without damaging the pump. This pump is not self-priming so do not run the pump dry. The pump head can be rotated in 60-degree increments, allowing for 6 different pump head orientations. The pump head can also be upgraded to a stainless steel version (PMP502SS).

Features:

110v/60hz
21.32 ft. (6.5 m) max head
13.5 Gal/52L max flow
3/4 inch fittings
Rotatable pump head
Max temperature: 248°F / 120°C
Water resistant casing

 

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this on sale for $135.99.  That’s a whopping $44 in savings. Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. 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 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.

MKII High Temp Magnetic Drive Pump (65 Watt) PMP502

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Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering Riptide Brewing Pump Upgrade Kit – Upgrade Your March or Chugger Pump

This review is by Homebrew Finds Reader Benji S.  Benji has been brewing for 10 years.  His favorite style is Festbier.  He’s an all grain brewer and member of WIZA (Whidbey Island Zymurgy Association).  Check him out on Instagram at neon_hop

Tell anyone that you spend hours cleaning as part of a hobby, and you’ll probably get a few odd looks. Unfortunately this is our reality as Homebrewers. Planning, prepping, cleaning, and waiting take up large percentages of any given batch. We often chase new ingredients, techniques, equipment, and short cuts in an effort to reduce the time we spend on these areas. Sometimes introducing new equipment into your process can make some parts of these tasks easier, while introducing new steps to others.

Pumps help move around lots of liquid in a short amount of time, reducing the need to lift heavy kettles or pots. They also introduce some additional planning needed for connecting vessels in a loop of hosing and cleaning after use. This has essentially been the summary experience I’ve had with my Chugger X-Dry [Hands on Review]. In the never ending quest for reducing the time and effort needed to use it, I looked at what changes I could make to my setup to make using it even simpler.

Blichmann Engineering is well known for high quality and well designed equipment targeted at Homebrewers. It should be no surprise then that their Riptide pump is a fairly feature packed model compared to others on the market. Particularly their TC clamp attached pump head with built in flow control and priming valve. In recognition of their audience, Blichmann also produces an upgrade kit that offers these same features to anyone with a Chugger or March pump.

Upgrading my Chugger X-Dry with their kit seems like a perfect way to take a good pump and make it even better, hopefully shaving some steps off of the prep and cleaning process in the meantime.

Criteria

My original criteria when looking for a pump were largely satisfied by the Chugger X-Dry, but there were a couple of criteria that were lacking, namely:

  • Head assembly should be fairly easy to take apart to aid in cleaning]
  • Flow control valve for use when sparging
  • Easy and intuitive to prime and get started

As the Riptide conversion kit is meant to solve many of these things, it made a natural candidate for trying out an upgrade to see if I could improve the usability experience. Additionally, my experience with the X-Dry suggested it was fairly easy to get into a state where it was cavitating. My hope was that the purge valve would help alleviate, or solve, this issue.


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X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump – $131 AND + free shipping & Hands on Review

X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump

X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump via Austin Homebrew Supply

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X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump

ALL NEW UPDATED MODEL WITH RUN DRY PROTECTION! This is the same great Chugger pump but even better. The new updated X-Dry In-Line Chugger Pump features FDA approved Run Dry Carbon Bearing Material.

Model : Chugger SS Inline
Description
Inlet 1/2″ MPT Outlet 1/2″MPT
Stainless Steel (Front Housing), 316 Stainless Steel (Rear Housing), Teflon (Thrust Washer), CLEAR Silicone (O-Ring), Polysulfone (FDA) (Impeller)

Max Flow 7 GPM 22.7 LPM
Max Head 18.6 FT 4.1 M
Power .04 HP .029 KW
Electrical 115V 50/60HZ
Non-Submersible
60HZ 50HZ

Can handle liquids of 250F
Materials are FDA Food Compliant
Components are UL Recognized

 

I use my brewing pump for vorlaufing/recirculating, transferring from my mash tun to brew kettle, chilling with a recirculating wort chiller and transferring to my fermenter.

As of this posting, this is selling for $147.  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 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.

$16 Off $100!  As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is $16 Off most orders of $100 or more with some exclusions.  This sale DOES stack with many items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  Discount will be reflected at checkout.  Check AHS for current availability.  >>> $16 Off $100 at Austin Homebrew Supply!  That makes this pump $131.

Free Shipping!  AHS is also offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.

X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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Check out our review!  Hands on Review: Chugger Pumps X-Dry Series Homebrew Pump

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X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump – $131 AND + free shipping & Hands on Review

X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump

X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump via Austin Homebrew Supply

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X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump

ALL NEW UPDATED MODEL WITH RUN DRY PROTECTION! This is the same great Chugger pump but even better. The new updated X-Dry In-Line Chugger Pump features FDA approved Run Dry Carbon Bearing Material.

Model : Chugger SS Inline
Description
Inlet 1/2″ MPT Outlet 1/2″MPT
Stainless Steel (Front Housing), 316 Stainless Steel (Rear Housing), Teflon (Thrust Washer), CLEAR Silicone (O-Ring), Polysulfone (FDA) (Impeller)

Max Flow 7 GPM 22.7 LPM
Max Head 18.6 FT 4.1 M
Power .04 HP .029 KW
Electrical 115V 50/60HZ
Non-Submersible
60HZ 50HZ

Can handle liquids of 250F
Materials are FDA Food Compliant
Components are UL Recognized

 

I use my brewing pump for vorlaufing/recirculating, transferring from my mash tun to brew kettle, chilling with a recirculating wort chiller and transferring to my fermenter.

As of this posting, this is selling for $147.  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 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.

$16 Off $100!  As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is $16 Off most orders of $100 or more with some exclusions.  This sale DOES stack with many items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  Discount will be reflected at checkout.  Check AHS for current availability.  >>> $16 Off $100 at Austin Homebrew Supply!  That makes this pump $131.

Free Shipping!  AHS is also offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.

X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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Check out our review!  Hands on Review: Chugger Pumps X-Dry Series Homebrew Pump

Also: Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources

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X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump – $130.51 + free shipping & Hands on Review

X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump

X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump via Austin Homebrew Supply

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

X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump

ALL NEW UPDATED MODEL WITH RUN DRY PROTECTION! This is the same great Chugger pump but even better. The new updated X-Dry In-Line Chugger Pump features FDA approved Run Dry Carbon Bearing Material.

Model : Chugger SS Inline
Description
Inlet 1/2″ MPT Outlet 1/2″MPT
Stainless Steel (Front Housing), 316 Stainless Steel (Rear Housing), Teflon (Thrust Washer), CLEAR Silicone (O-Ring), Polysulfone (FDA) (Impeller)

Max Flow 7 GPM 22.7 LPM
Max Head 18.6 FT 4.1 M
Power .04 HP .029 KW
Electrical 115V 50/60HZ
Non-Submersible
60HZ 50HZ

Can handle liquids of 250F
Materials are FDA Food Compliant
Components are UL Recognized

 

I use my brewing pump for vorlaufing/recirculating, transferring from my mash tun to brew kettle, chilling with a recirculating wort chiller and transferring to my fermenter.

As of this posting, this is selling for $147.  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 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.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is taking 11.22% off sitewide, with some exclusions when you place a qualifying $49 order.  This sale DOES stack with many items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary discount will be reflected at checkout.  Check AHS for current availability.  That makes this $130.51.  11.22% Off at Austin Homebrew Supply!

Stacks With: AHS is also offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US

X-Dry Stainless Steel-Inline Chugger Pump

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Check out our review!  Hands on Review: Chugger Pumps X-Dry Series Homebrew Pump

Also: Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources

Also: Check out Austin Homebrew Supplies Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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Hands on Review: Mark II Homebrew Pump w/Stainless Head – limited time deal


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.


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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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Topsflo TD5 Beer Pump – $119.99, Save $50 + free shipping

Topsflo TD5 homebrewing pump from MoreBeer.

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This 24v magnetic drive brewing pump is very compact, super quite, safe to use around liquids, and integrates well with electric brewing systems. It has plenty of power, with a max flow rate of 6.4gpm – perfect for recirculating wort in an all grain brewing set up. With the included power adapter, the pump runs on 24 v making it safer around liquids. The pump is light enough that, with the provided rubber mounting bracket, it can be mounted almost anywhere. The head is made from 304 stainless steel. Brew quieter and brew easier, with the Topsflo TD5 Micro Pump.

This is the exact same pump sold by other retailers under brand names such as Steelhead™ and Wort Hog™. Topsflo is the actual manufacturer of this pump. Since we buy direct and do not add custom packaging we are able to sell the same pump for less. We also include a silicone mounting bracket at no additional cost.

  • Made from food grade stainless steel
  • 120 to 24 volt power adapter
  • 1/2 in NPT inlet and outlet
  • Works with high temperatures (110 C/ 230 F)
  • Max flow rate of 6.4 gpm
  • Max head of 19 ft
  • Small compact design
  • Automatic over voltage shutoff
  • Comes with mounting bracket

 

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this on sale for just $119.99. Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. 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 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.

Topsflo TD5 Beer Pump PMP155

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Stainless Steel Chugger X-Dry Homebrew Pump – $124.95! + Hands on Review

Chugger Pump SS-Inline X-Dry

Chugger Pump SS-Inline X-Dry via Adventures in Homebrewing

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Stainless Steel Head Chugger Pump X-Dry

Brand New Updated Model Featuring RUN DRY PROTECTION! This new model Chugger Pump includes FDA approved Run Dry Carbon Bearing Material. The same great Chugger Pump made even better!

Model : Chugger SS Inline X-Dry
Description
Inlet 1/2″ MPT Outlet 1/2″MPT
Stainless Steel (Front Housing), 316 Stainless Steel (Rear Housing), Teflon (Thrust Washer), CLEAR Silicone (O-Ring), Polysulfone (FDA) (Impeller)

Max Flow 7 GPM 22.7 LPM
Max Head 18.6 FT 4.1 M
Power .04 HP .029 KW
Electrical 115V 50/60HZ
Non-Submersible
60HZ 50HZ

Can handle liquids of 250F
Materials are FDA Food Compliant
Components are UL Recognized


 

I use my homebrew pump for vorlaufing/recirculating, transferring from my mash tun to brew kettle, chilling with a recirculating wort chiller and transferring to my fermenter.  You could also use a brewing pump to recirculate ice water for your wort chiller.  Pumps are a necessity if you want to use a plate chiller.  You really need one to properly clean and sanitize your plate chiller.

As of this posting, this is selling for $147.  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

Save 15%!  Adventures in Homebrewing is discounting most things sitewide by 15% when you place an order of $49 or more.  No coupon code is required, discount will be applied automatically at checkout.  Nearly everything, including many items that are already on sale work with this sale.   A few exceptions apply.  See Terms and Conditions for complete details.  That makes this pump just $124.95.

Chugger Pump SS-Inline X-Dry

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Check out our review!  Hands on Review: Chugger Pumps X-Dry Series Homebrew Pump

Related: Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources | All Grain Tips & Gear

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Stainless Steel Chugger X-Dry Homebrew Pump AND Safale US-05 – $120.99, Save $30 + Hands on Review

Chugger Pump SS-Inline X-Dry

Chugger Pump SS-Inline X-Dry via Adventures in Homebrewing

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

Stainless Steel Head Chugger Pump X-Dry

Brand New Updated Model Featuring RUN DRY PROTECTION! This new model Chugger Pump includes FDA approved Run Dry Carbon Bearing Material. The same great Chugger Pump made even better!

Model : Chugger SS Inline X-Dry
Description
Inlet 1/2″ MPT Outlet 1/2″MPT
Stainless Steel (Front Housing), 316 Stainless Steel (Rear Housing), Teflon (Thrust Washer), CLEAR Silicone (O-Ring), Polysulfone (FDA) (Impeller)

Max Flow 7 GPM 22.7 LPM
Max Head 18.6 FT 4.1 M
Power .04 HP .029 KW
Electrical 115V 50/60HZ
Non-Submersible
60HZ 50HZ

Can handle liquids of 250F
Materials are FDA Food Compliant
Components are UL Recognized


 

I use my homebrew pump for vorlaufing/recirculating, transferring from my mash tun to brew kettle, chilling with a recirculating wort chiller and transferring to my fermenter.  You could also use a brewing pump to recirculate ice water for your wort chiller.  Pumps are a necessity if you want to use a plate chiller.  You really need one to properly clean and sanitize your plate chiller.

As of this posting, this is selling for $147.  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

Stacks With: As of this posting AIH is discount most orders by up to $50 depending on how much you spend as part of their Brew More Save More Sale.

This sale brings this great pump down to $137.  That’s a $10 savings.  Want to save $30?  Add on a packet of Safale-US-05 for $3.99.  This qualifies you for $30 off, making your total $120.99.  That’s like getting the US-05 for free and getting another $16.01 off!

Chugger Pump SS-Inline X-Dry

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Check out our review!  Hands on Review: Chugger Pumps X-Dry Series Homebrew Pump

Related: Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources | All Grain Tips & Gear

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Buy Blichman Engineering’s Riptide Pump, Get a Free $25 Gift Card + Hands on Review

Blichmann RipTide Brewing Pump

Blichmann RipTide Brewing Pump via Austin Homebrew Supply

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Blichmann Engineering introduces a new revolution in the brew pump game! The RipTide Brewing Pump was designed specifically with homebrewers in mind. Its stainless steel tri-clamp head rotates a full 360° and features 1/2″ NPT inlet and outlet connections and even better it disassembles in seconds making cleaning a breeze. The motor is totally enclosed making it splash proof and operates super quiet (50 dB). A combination of rare earth magnets and high performance curved blade impeller deliver 7 GPM and up to 21′ of lift. The RipTide includes an integral linear flow valve, air vent valve and a large stable base eliminating the need for costly accessories and allows the RipTide to function at peak performance. The air vent valve allows you to prime the pump in mere seconds and the base features a convenient switch and cord wrap for the 10′ power cable.

-Stainless Steel Tri-Clamp Head (rotates 360° and disassembles quickly for easy cleaning)
-1/2″ NPT Inlet & Outlet Connections
-Splash Proof Enclosed Motor
-High Performance Curved Blade Impeller & Strong Rare Earth Magnets (7 GPM and 21′ of lift)
-Integral Linear Flow Valve
-Integral Air Vent Valve
-Large Sturdy Base with Protective Rubber Feet (Convenient Switch & Cord Wrap)
-10′ Power Cable (120V)
-Assembled un USA from USA & imported components


 

As of this posting this is selling for $212.15.  I believe MAP price is right around $200.  Shipping is also free to address in the contiguous US.  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

Why this isn’t usually discounted – Blichmann gear is on MAP pricing.  MAP = Minimum advertised price.

Works With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is giving away a free $25 gift card with all purchases of $100 or more.  I believe that the only exclusion is… gift cards.  This equates to a back door discount on lots of product lines that typically are not discounted.  It also stacks with items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  The promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart when you place $100 of qualifying merchandise in your cart.

Blichmann RipTide Brewing Pump

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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Related: Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering Riptide Homebrew Pump

Note that the $25 gift card is is good toward a future purchase.  No Blichmann item is directly discounted.

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