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Transfer Pump For Spirits?

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Hi everyone, I am looking to buy a pump to transfer:

1) some undiluted spirit at 80% ABV to a larger resting vessel where it will be diluted
2) 40% ABV neutral spirit into my still.

what are some safety issues I must be aware of and any brand/configuration recommendations? I assume plastic hand pumps are not safe? Thanks.

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Flojet XP diagram pump.   You will need to add a pressure regulator and some hose attachments. 

Spirit Pump 2.jpg

Spirit Pump 1.jpg

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Clever little bracket @Patio29Dadio

That's the Flojet G70 in the picture. It's a nice little groundable pump for ~5 GPM. You'll find all kinds of uses for it in your distillery.

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Thanks @Patio29Dadio! Will definitely check it out.

Just one question - what is the pressure regulator for? Is it absolutely mandatory?

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Mandatory?  Depends.

It will protect your pump from pressures higher than its rated for.

It will also provide you a way to control pump speed.  Turn down the pressure, it’ll slow.

Some compressors may come with regulators, but the assumption is you are locating the compressor far far away from your pumping location, so you really wouldn’t be running back and forth to adjust the pump speed.  Easier to have an on/off valve and a regulator to control your pump right there.

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