View Full Version : How big a pump for whirlpooling a 3-5bbl boil kettle?

08-06-2014, 10:34 AM
What kind of flow rate are you looking for to create a decent whirlpool at that volume? I use 1" hose with 1.5" triclovers. Can I get enough flow rate from that size hose?

For that matter is there a standard vertical location on the tank wall for the tangential inlet?

Thanks for any info...

08-07-2014, 09:16 AM
You should easily get a whirlpool going with 1" hose on a 5 BBL system. You will probably want a 1 HP pump with high temperature seals to withstand the boiling hot wort.


08-07-2014, 09:20 AM
Great- Thanks for the info.