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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.
Fittings will work fine with standard US pipe thread.(NPT)
The trick is to stretch the brass fitting going onto the pump first. Just install your fitting onto a 1/2" NPT nipple a few times and then it goes right on. Use teflon tape. I am using the default plastic head that came with the pump. Great transfer rate for such a small unit. Super quiet. Great Price.
compact, effiecient and at a significantly lower price. how can you go wrong, great product
Great pump! I suggest getting the additional stainless pump head just because it's a good insurance policy. Pump is very quiet and sturdy. No problems on a test run. I also suggest getting tri clamp fittings or something similar. I used hose clamps designed for silicon but a pain unscrewing them to move them around. You won't regret this purchase!
I purchased this pump with the stainless head. It works great for moving liquids alone but any back pressure seems to stop it cold. I have a plate chiller I have used many times with other pumps but this one seemed to have real trouble pushing the wort through. It took me over two hours to cool 10 gallons with lots of stops and checking thinking maybe something was clogged. (normally takes me 15 minutes) It would only run at a trickle with my plate chiller. My other pumps have no problem with my plate chiller. This was only my first try with this pump and I plan to try again hoping for better results..
As literally everyone else has said, this is a great pump for a great price. Upgrade to the SS head right away... Things I didn't hear in other reviews were that this pump is much smaller and compact than the Chugger or March pumps; it is also nearly silent when in use as opposed to the loud competitors.
No. That information was not provided by the manufacturer.
We have a 60 return policy on all items if you are not happy with it and we offer a one year warranty on all items.
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.