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Best way to transfer bulk hot liquid

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#31 radtek

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

Then I'm willing to bet my March 809 pump is a "drum-pump". Has a magnetic impeller, is not self-priming and its use has a sharp learning curve. I bought it to transport and circulate boiling wort and water for my brewery.

Cleaning a peristaltic pump isn't as difficult as one would imagine. You pump hot water and cleansers through and the tubing can be detached and cleaned as well. A device for transporting food grade materials needs to be easily cleaned.

#32 Jaymes

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:21 AM

Depending upon how much I've got to transfer, I, too, usually press a saucepan into duty. Or a large Pyrex measuring cup.

Or, I also have one of these: http://www.seattleco...a_7cCTC785B0020

It's called a 'cezve,' a Turkish coffee pot. I bought it years ago because Bananas Foster was my "go-to" dessert for dinner parties. Not only does it look great on the tabletop, it was easy to put the thing on the stove burner, pour in the liquor, heat it, light it with a fireplace match, and then pour the flaming liquid into my chafing dish with no fear of burning my fingers.

But it also works just great for scooping boiling hot liquids in order to transfer them.

Edited by Jaymes, 18 November 2012 - 09:47 AM.

"And you, you're just a stinker."

#33 HowardLi

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

Someting like this may work:

Also, I remember there is another kind of pump which can work. It is basically a round tube squeezed continually by two motorized wheels rotating in one direction. It is self-priming (poitive displacement pump without a piston.)


Oy, good luck cleaning that thing haha

Cleaning a drum pump is not that problematic. There are no valves and pistons. It's like a centrifugal pump, except centrifugal pump is not self-priming.

Inside drum pump:

A peristaltic pump is ideal, but difficult to find one with high capacity.


A centrifugal pump can be CIPed. A vane pump cannot - and I am sure many of them cannot be disassembled for COP.

#34 IndyRob

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

My tube came from a beginners brewing kit. If you have a homebrew store near you, you should be able to pick one up for a few bucks.