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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.
When I saw the price I decided to try one out. I own two big name pumps that were noisy, and finicky. These worked so well I now own two of them, I have always bought the stainless head.
- very quiet almost silent
- sealed, which gives me a piece of mind when they sit in a very wet environment
- tend to prime better in my experience
- tend to clean easier in my experience, every now and then my old pump heads had to be taken apart, I have not had to do this with these
- 30% less cost even with the stainless head
Great pump and price. I think it outperformed the Chugger Pump.
When I received this item, I realized that I should have ordered the stainless steal pump head at the same time. After asking the service department what type of thread the pump had on it, picked up the fittings to put it into use this morning. After fooling around about 30 minutes I thought that I had my quich disconnect coupling threaded on straight so I put a wrench on it, less then half a turn and the out side snapped like it wasn't even there. I'd love to supply pics to this rating, I hope the motor lasts longer.
So far so good. The pump has worked without issues for my past 4 brews, and for cleaning duties as well (recirculating PBW).
It is not loud, does not get hot, and i figure it's running non stop for 2 hours each brew day.
I did get the stainless head, but I have done 2 with the plastic, 2 with the stainless, and both worked fine.
The only con, and ONLY con, is that I wish it was sold with an extra oring. But all in all, very good quality, very good pumping volume, fits perfectly in my setup.
After nearly a year of being boiled, frozen, banged against things, and 199 gallons of beer run through it this little beast runs like the day I got it. Pump plugged once from a 4oz flame out addition of pellet hops dumped right over my dip tube(ID10T ERR). Whirlpools 10 gal batches through cfc no problem but I would consider going with a higher flow rate if you plan to brew larger batches.
Flood the pump head using gravity, by having the pump lower than your vessel. After the pump head is flooded you can turn on the pump.
We have replacements here, but do not have a separate item number yet. If you have a problem with the impeller, we will provide a replacement for our pump customers.
The center hole is the inlet.
2.5 inches from the center of the hole to the center of opposite hole.