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The MKII Pump from Keg King is a magnetic drive high temperature pump capable of pumping hot wort at temperatures of up to 248° F. It can pump up to 5 gallons per minute, making it perfect for 5 to 20 gallon systems. The maximum height it can pump is 10’ although gallons per minute will be reduced at higher pumping elevations.
The pump head and impeller are constructed of food grade polysulphone. The magnetic drive acts as a clutch allowing the user to put back pressure on the pump to slow down flow. Like all magnetic drive wort pumps, it is not self priming - you must flood the pump head before turning on the pump. The pump has ½” BSP male fittings on the inlet and outlet, which are compatible with all our ½” female NPT fittings. The inlet is in the center.
The magnetic drive ensures no lubricated bearings are in contact with the liquid at all, so you can be sure there is no chance of any contamination of the liquid being pumped. The pump features a 67” power cord, and a mounting plate for permanent mounting. The pump is 7¾” in overall length, and 3¼” wide including the mounting plate. The polysulfone head can be mounted at any angle on the pump to fit your application (an optional stainless head, William’s item Q80, is also available). Shop around and compare, we think this is the best value currently available in a high temperature wort transfer pump.
Important Safety Notice: This pump, like all 110 volt items that run in potentially wet areas, should be plugged into a GFI protected outlet for safety.
This pump performed without any problems! I would buy this pump over a Chugger/March pump any day. Its very cost effective when trying to set up your brewing station when money is tight. I also bought the stainless steel head, I would recommend this although the other head that came with the pump seemed very sturdy.
I like this pump, it's well made, quiet and inexpensive . Even if you add the stainless head(recommended) it still costs much less than other wort pumps. I was impressed with these pumps, was expecting lesser quality for the price.
Rock solid brew pump for more than half the cost of some others I won't name. I'm running my 15 gallons of wort from the pump into a filter and then the chiller and a long run of 25 feet to my Brewmaster, shall I say it flows rather easily with the pump pushing the way. I mounted mine with rubber isolators to keep a slight vibration on the brew table now no fear of my gear vibrating off the table. May have to get another for dedicated whirlpool.
The only dislike is I got the stainless head and the machining for the output could have been more milled, had to do my own machining to stop a little bit of captivation the first run.
This is my first pump, so I only have other comments and using industrial pumps in the brewing industry to compare it to. I ordered the stainless pump head, and I'm glad I did as the poly head seemed too weak. Changing the head was very simple. So far I have used it three times. I used it to transfer fifteen gallons of water from ground level to at least five feet up. I have also used it to whirlpool at flame out. So far I have it has had no problems with power drops or transferring from stresses caused by too much pressure. The only reason I give it four stars is that I believe a larger motor pump could transfer faster. Also it needs to be mounted to something so it won't tip forward . Otherwise I am completely satisfied. For the price I believe this is a great introduction to using a pump in brewing.
The pump works great and is very quite. On the advice of other reviewers I bought the stainless head. Handles all my pumping needs.
Yes, these parts will give you a 1/2" hose barb on the male fittings on the pump, Teflon tape is recommended on all threads.
The Mark ll Wort Pump only comes in 110v.
The pump uses .15 amps or 25 watts.