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DCT Foot Operated On Off Switch Foot Pedal Switch [Pump Operation] – $21.99 + Free Shipping

DCT Foot Operated On Off Switch Foot Pedal Switch – 115V 15A Woodworking and Sewing Machine Foot Pedal Control Switch

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  • POWER CONTROL FOOT SWITCH: Use the DCT Electric Foot Switch Pedal to activate your woodworking tools, power tools, printing tools, sewing machines, tattoo guns, textile tools, and other crafting tools while keeping your hands free
  • HANDS-FREE OPERATION: Improve safety and control by using this hands-free electric foot pedal switch on off foot switch; Easily start and stop power tools with this foot activated on off switch; Provides continuous power until turned off
  • COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR POWER TOOLS: Works with your router, sander, drill press, wood lathe, meat grinder, or other 15 amp power tools and machines (not included); Compatible with variable speed equipment (15 amp foot switch does not allow for speed control)
  • EASY TO USE: Plug the attached 3 prong power cord into a 115 volt grounded outlet, then plug your tool into the 3-prong receptacle on the base of the foot control on off switch; Push the electric pedal forward for power output, then push again to shut off the power
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Plastic texturized pedal top provides maximum durability and foot grip, while the 4-foot (1.2m) long power cord allows for versatile use anywhere; 6 x 3.5 inch (15.2 x 8.9cm) tattoo foot pedal electric switch tapers in height from 1.25 to 2.75 inch (3.2 to 7cm)

 

I use an on/off foot pedal foot switch (different model, manufacturer and specs) for hands free control of my March Pump while brewing.  One foot press turns the pump on or off. Other possible applications could be to control a keg washer or draft line cleaning pump.  Always use caution when using your pump with hot liquids.  Likewise use caution when using electricity around liquids.  Hot liquids and electricity can be dangerous.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

8/7/20 5 AM Central: This is selling for $21.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

DCT Foot Operated On Off Switch Foot Pedal Switch – 115V 15A Woodworking and Sewing Machine Foot Pedal Control Switch – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Hands On Review: Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer

Using a Pedal Foot Switch for Easy Pump Operation

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Lightobject Mini Food Grade, High Temp Water Pump

Lightobject EWP-2502HT6V High Temperature(100°C) Mini DC6V Water Pump, Food Grade, Sous Vide, 15 GPH

Lightobject EWP-2502HT6V High Temperature(100°C) Mini DC6V Water Pump, Food Grade, Sous Vide, 15 GPH

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  • This is a high temperature (up to 105’C) Food grade mini water pump
  • The shaft is coated with a layer of ZrO2 (zirconium oxide ) for higher temperature handling and better tolerance for acid and alkaline
  • Made in China

This is a high temperature (up to 105’C) Food grade mini water pump. The shaft is coated with a layer of ZrO2 (zirconium oxide ) for higher temperature handling and better tolerance for acid and alkaline. It’s built by a brushless motor providing smooth and quiet operation than a non-brushless water pump. Plus, it will not generate ‘electric spark’ like what a brush type does so it’s more safe. It can be used to pump oil as well (no gasoline*) Specification: Input: DC 5~6V Output: 1.0L/min or 0.264 gallon/min Range: 1M (3ft horizon) @6V Current: 300mA@6V Intake: 0.35in Dia. Outlet: 0.27in Dia. Life span: 6V @ 1600rpm~4200rpm Noise:20dB Working Temp: 212’F (non-submersed) : less than 122’F(submersed) Size(L*W*D): 1.3″ X 0.9″ X 1.4″ Weight (net): 2.0oz Warning: Do not let it run dry without water flow!.


 

If you’re looking for a small pump to include in your system build or project.  In my opinion this is not a direct one to one replacement for something like a Chugger Pump or a March Pump – the flow rate isn’t there and the inlet and outlets look small.  If you’re looking for a budget, full featured homebrew pump, consider the MARK II WORT PUMP – via William’s Brewing  or check out our pump resource page.  I do see some possible homebrewing applications including… Transferring wort, mash or sparge water within your system, recirculating mash to help keep a consistent temperature and recirculating wort for chilling.  Note that this is 6V DC.  You need to wire this up to a compatible power supply.

Lightobject EWP-2502HT6V High Temperature(100°C) Mini DC6V Water Pump, Food Grade, Sous Vide, 15 GPH


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bayite Hot Water Circulation Pump – $26.50 + Free Shipping + What are Other’s Saying?

bayite BYT-7A015 DC 12V Solar Hot Water Heater Circulation Pump with DC Power Supply Adapter Low Noise 3M Head 8LPM 2.1GPM

bayite BYT-7A015 DC 12V Solar Hot Water Heater Circulation Pump with DC Power Supply Adapter Low Noise 3M Head 8LPM 2.1GPM

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  • Circulation pump is non-self-priming pump. Max Flow Rate: 2.1GPM, Max Discharge Head: 9.8ft
  • 1/2″ Male thread on the pump. The OD of the brass coupler is 10mm. Comes with a power adapter
  • Power source: DC 12V(POWER ADAPTER INCLUDED), Rated current: 0.7A, Brushless Motor, Low noise: 30db at 1 metre, Service life: 30000 hours
  • Max circulating water temperature: 100°C/212°F. It’s submersible but can’t be immersed in hot water exceeding 50°C/122℉

 

What are Other’s Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

8/1/20 1 AM Central: This is selling for $26.50.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

bayite BYT-7A015 DC 12V Solar Hot Water Heater Circulation Pump with DC Power Supply Adapter Low Noise 3M Head 8LPM 2.1GPM – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Mark II Beer Pump Stainless Steel Brewing Pump – $80.99 w/stacking deals + Hands on Review

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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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 BREW10 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 $80.99.
  • 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

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MKII High Temp Magnetic Brewing Beer Pump – $59.99 + Free Shipping

MKII High Temp Magnetic Brewing Beer Pump by Keg King 1/2" mpt

MKII High Temp Magnetic Brewing Beer Pump by Keg King 1/2″ mpt

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An amazing little pump from Keg King of Australia. It has been used in the Australian market for years where it has a good reputation. Works like a March or a Chugger but with a sealed case that is more water resistant. Comes with a food grade high temp plastic head, but the optional stainless steel head (KEG501) is a very nice upgrade. We also sell this with both plastic and stainless head for under $100!

Specifications:

  • head Made from high temp food grade Polysulfone
  • 110v/60hz
  • 3.4 m max height (about 10 feet)
  • 5 Gal/min max flow
  • Max temperature – 248 F/ 120 C
  •  1/2 inch fittings

 

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

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $59.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

MKII High Temp Magnetic Brewing Beer Pump by Keg King 1/2″ mpt

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Homebrew Reviews: Pumps

Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering Riptide Homebrew Pump

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.

Hands on Review Blichmann Engineering Riptide Pump

In the world of hot wort pumps for homebrewing, there are a couple of big name players that have dominated the market for some time. There are also some new entries in this segment that offer just as good function, but at a much lower price. Blichmann came in with a completely different strategy. Rather than trying to do the same thing better, or the same thing for less money, they wanted to re-write expectations for what a homebrew pump should do. It’s like the first time you saw a BBQ grill that had lights to cook at night and a built-in bottle opener. You told yourself, “Wow, I didn’t know you could get one like that… I want one!”

As with anything Blichmann makes, the Riptide follows suit with top-notch quality and looks, and a price tag to remind you that you’re buying top of the line. In the case of this pump, they legitimately bring features that no other pump on the market has and at a price comparable to the current top of the line wort pumps (that don’t have these features). So it’s arguably reasonably priced.


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10%+10% Off ProFlow Dynamics Homebrew Gear – Disconnects, Fittings, Pumps, False Bottoms, Kettle Screens, Hop Filters, Pickups & More

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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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Stacking Deals!

  • 10% Off! Promo code BREW10 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
  • 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.

ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BREW10 + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

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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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High Temp Food Grade Pump – 12V, 108 GPH – $30 + $2.95 shipping

High temperature(100'C) 6.8L/Min (108GPH) mini DC12V Water Pump. Food grade. Sous V

High temperature food safe pump.  108 Gallons per hour transfer rate.  High temperature up to 100 deg C.  Note that this is 12V DC.  You need to wire this up to a compatible power supply.

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  • High temperature up to 100’C
  • Mini and energy saving
  • Brushless and quiet
  • High output and quiet

 

In my opinion this is not a direct one to one replacement for something like a Chugger Pump or a March Pump – the flow rate just isn’t there.  If you’re looking for a budget, full featured homebrew pump, consider the MARK II WORT PUMP – via William’s Brewing  or check out our pump resource page.  I do see some possible homebrewing applications including… Transferring wort, mash or sparge water within your system, recirculating mash to help keep a consistent temperature and recirculating wort for chilling.

7/25/20 2 AM Central: This is selling for $30. Shipping is $2.95 to many US addresses. Prices, shipping 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

High temperature(100’C) 6.8L/Min (108GPH) mini DC12V Water Pump. Food grade. Sous Vide


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Discount Open Box Chugger Pumps – selection and availability varies

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.

eBay seller beerpumpworld periodically offers open box Chugger Pumps at great prices.  Look at each offering, but many times, these are open box, new/unused pumps.  Offerings can have as few as one available.  As such, availability varies and can change quickly.

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