It’s About the Details When Building Your HomeBrew Setup

Over the last couple of weeks I have learned a lot more about my brewing process than I would have thought simply by building my new Mash Tun.  It has been a fun project that I will document for you in the future, but there is one detail (maybe more), but one that I know of that I overlooked.  I forgot to put a valve on my pump. Chugger pump with ValveYou might not think that is a big deal, I had not even realized it until one of my friends pointed it out to me.  With out a valve on the out bound connection I would lose the flow and pressure needed to pump the liquid back up to the top of the mash tun.  As long as there is liquid in the pump head, the lower flow rate shouldn’t hurt the pump in the short term, but I would assume it would have to work harder to push the same value of liquid.  After spending so much time building the Mash Tun, it would suck to have an $11 part cause future frustration.  The Devil is in the Details!


2 Responses to “It’s About the Details When Building Your HomeBrew Setup”

  1. Billy Broas Says:

    Ain’t that the truth.

    The new mash tun and pump look great Peter. So bright and shiny! I plan on getting a pump eventually so I’m glad you posted this.

  2. Simply Beer Says:

    Thanks Billy. The other Thing I highly recommend are the cam lock quick disconnects. Wow, those are a life saver.

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