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Thread: Top Cropping w/ Peristaltic Pump

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    Top Cropping w/ Peristaltic Pump

    This post may be better suited to the yeast page, but I'll try it out here first.

    I'm planning on using a peristaltic pump to pull my krausen into a sanitary container for yeast storage. I'll pull the yeast from the dry hop port on the top of the CCFV, and pump it into either impact-resistant plastic or stainless steel that has some sterile water in it.

    I'd like to know if anybody has any thoughts on the subject.

    Thanks,
    Bill

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    Peristaltics will have difficulty sucking due to the gas breakout. If the yeast flows into a hopper above the pump, with a very short infeed, I think you MIGHT get away with it.

    Unfortunately for this response, my only experience of top cropping is into a vacuum tank, and persitaltics with bottom cropping yeast from conicals, so am also interested if someone has had success with peristaltics and top cropping yeast
    dick

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    Rotary lobe pump works pretty well for top cropping.

    Pax.

    Liam
    Liam McKenna
    www.yellowbellybrewery.com

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