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  1. #1
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    Gould pumps?

    Hey guys,

    We need some new pumps. Our local supplier is a Goulds pump dealer. He handed me the brochure and my head started to spin.

    Anyone out there using these? Which model do you use? I don't even know the specs on the pumps I have...all of which came with our brewhouse. What is typical for a wort pump? Or a CIP pump?

    Help!

    Nat

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    Nat, with all due respect, there's a million different pumps out there because there's a million different applications--even in breweries. Asking this forum what pump you should use without providing a single number is useless. Typically, small breweries use centrifugal pumps for kettle and CIP applications. In order to properly specify a pump, you first need to know flow rate. How much/how fast? Second, you need to know what pressure you need to overcome. This will include your heat exchanger, line losses, and static head to your fermenter. Once you know that, you can size the pump, the motor, motor speed, and the impeller for a given series of pumps. That said, I don't know of a Gould pump that is truly sanitary. Just because it's stainless doesn't make it sanitary. I've used Gould pumps for CIP and glycol, but wouldn't use them for beer/wort. Most small breweries stick with Tri-Clover, Waukeshaw/Cherry-Burrell, Alfa-Laval, Thompson, Top-flow, or if you want performance; Hilge. If you PM me some numbers and your budget, I can steer you toward a few different solutions. Good luck.
    Phillip Kelm--Palau Brewing Company Manager--

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    Thumbs up Great Starter Pump

    I know this is a really old post but I found it several times when asking the same questions.

    I have been using a Gould pump wires single phase for over a year. With a toggle on/off switch.

    They are not NSF but they have all stainless parts where they contact the wort (In my case sweet tea, I brew Kombucha)

    If you are looking to save cash on a backup or starter pump I would suggest it. I bought 1.5 and 1.25 NTP to 1 inch Tri-clover fittings.

    It has worked like a charm!

    My pump is similar to this one:
    https://www.grainger.com/product/4UB...170524204922:s





    Quote Originally Posted by Natrat View Post
    Hey guys,

    We need some new pumps. Our local supplier is a Goulds pump dealer. He handed me the brochure and my head started to spin.

    Anyone out there using these? Which model do you use? I don't even know the specs on the pumps I have...all of which came with our brewhouse. What is typical for a wort pump? Or a CIP pump?

    Help!

    Nat

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    Goulds - YES

    I'll second what Phillip has said and add the following.
    Goulds NPE series are excellent for glycol, hot,and chill water duties. They can be used in certain CIP operations, but Typically the impeller design on the Waukesha C-series and smilar are better suited for cart pumps.
    NPE typically gives very good reliability and seal service life when properly specified, installed and run.

    Star
    Warren Turner
    Industrial Engineering Technician
    HVACR-Electrical Systems Specialist
    Moab Brewery
    " No Cell Phone Zone."

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