Have you ever had your brewing day delayed because somehow, even with all your ports open, your wort pump does not seem to prime properly? Perhaps you were transferring wort from your kettle to a wort chiller and you wanted to remove residual liquids from the transfer hoses. Most of us typically try to remove a hose at some high point in our circulation path to let the air push its way through. This solution, along with the burning hot 200 degree sticky wort seeping from the disconnected end (you have in your burnt hand), typically ends up on the floor or your equipment causing a sticky unsanitary mess. Sound familiar? The cause of this cavitation problem is typically due to an air bubble or pocket of air that is stuck in the head or impeller of the brew pump. Magnetic clutch pumps have an impeller which is similar to Read the full article…
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As summer climates rise, it can be a challenge to bring your wort temperatures down to “Chill”. In this episode, Kenny explores a combo technique by using a “PreChilerator” that first cools the ground water temperature, and then uses the Exchilerator MAXX to bring his famous porter beer recipe wort down to pitching temp. This video is full of fresh summer hop eye candy! Learn how to chill your wort quickly regardless of your groundwater temps or hot southern weather! This demonstration uses the following products: The Exchilerator Maxx Stainless Steel Chugger Pump
Heat Exchanged Recirculating Mash System In this episode, Kenny explores the HERMS technique by using The “ExChilerator” MAXX in the opposite way as to heat up and regulate mash temperatures Fall is a fun time to brew! This demonstration displays a pump fed Exchilerator Maxx in a HERMS configuration.
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