Submersible glycol pumps for use with our glycol chillers.
It is typical to use one pump per fermenter or vessel you wish to cool. In this type of setup each pump is plugged into a glycol pump controller, the controller monitors the fermenter temperature and turns the pump on/off to regulate temperature. When running multiple fermenters this setup allows you regulate the temperature of each fermenter independently. The controller on the Glycol Chiller will regulate the temperature of the glycol reservoir ensuring there is always cold glycol on hand, to be sent out as needed to cool the fermenters.
These pumps work great for our brewing customers who use them in a way that cycles the pump on/off, and occasionally during a cold crash they may run a bit longer. However we do not recommend them for any application that requires the pump to regularly run for extended periods of time without cycling. This includes draft systems, or brewing setups wanting to use a header line and solenoid valves. The occasional 8hrs of straight run isn’t an issue, but 8hr blocks 7 days a weeks is likely going to lead to a fairly short life span.
Pump Size Options:
Glycol Pump – 12v DC / 19 watts / 3.5gpm max / 16′ Head height max / 3/8″ barb fitting – overall dimensions 3.1″ long, 1.65″ wide, 2.5″ tall
XL Glycol Pump – 24v DC / 60 watts / 6.3gpm max / 32′ Head height max / 3/8″ and 1/2″ barb adapters included – overall dimensions 3.65″ long, 2.35″ wide, 4.30″ tall
In real world testing under what we would consider a “normal” install – we found that the XL pump provided roughly 2x the flow on 3/8″ tubing and 4x the flow when used with 1/2″ tubing.
Up to 2BBL – Standard pump
Up to 4BBL – XL Pump used with 3/8″ tubing
Up to 10BBL – XL Pump used with 1/2″ tubing
*Please note that length of tubing, vertical height changes, and number of fittings all reduce the flow of a pump. This sizing is merely a suggestion, your setup may vary.