March 809HS-PL Pump - 6 foot power cord and plug

SKU: 40184

A high-quality, heat-resistant pump for wort or hot liquor transfer. This model is pre-wired with a six foot cord and a three-prong 110 V plug.

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A high-quality, heat-resistant pump for wort or hot liquor transfer. This model is pre-wired with a six foot cord and a three-prong 110 V plug.

1/25 horsepower magnetic drive seal-less pump with a polysulfone head, rated for food grade use up to 250° F. It has a maximum flow rate of 6 gallons per minute, and a maximum head of 12.1 feet. The pump head has 1/2" MPT inlets and outlets. The motor housing is not drip-proof, so you should locate the pump in a dry location. This pump is NOT self-priming, the pump head must be filled with liquid before it will pump properly. This means that you will have to position the pump below the level of the liquid for the input. Do not restrict flow into the pump, only on the output side.

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Customer Reviews

Ok... but not the best Review by Sean
I bought one of these pumps and am not impressed. Tested flow with no head was 4 gallons per minute. The fact that the are not self-priming is no joke.... you literally have to have a ton of pressure on the inlet side to get the pump working well, and once the primary container is empty it will not push any liquid into the secondary container.. I would recommend many other pumps before I would recommend this one. (Posted on 5/8/12)
works great Review by mitchar19
Had it for about 6 months or more now. No problems what so ever. Just let gravity do it's thing and priming is not a problem. (Posted on 9/3/11)
Great Pump Review by Mike
I've had this pump for about 3 years now and still couldn't be happier with it. Yes, it is not self priming and with just a little looking on the forum you can get all of the plumbing advice you need to make it work flawlessly. It is excellant for moving around hot water or wort and running some hot water and pbw through after use will keep it clean. (Posted on 8/16/11)
good pump but Review by sash
This pump is good , but it also could be a hassle sometimes, first you must makes sure the pump is primed by any means if there is no liquid there will be a horror of a sound. Secondly this pump is not self priming, meaning you have to use gravity, now I had a problem with the first pump i received, the head of the pump was leaking every where but it was replaced with ease.... I wish there was a on off button its annoying have to have to plug in the pump every time and sometimes people get caught of guard and that is something to add up on the list. Over all I am happy with the pump although my next investment will be for a self priming pump that has a stainless head this head is plastic so for a pump at this price for a little more money you could get a very nice pump (Posted on 7/23/11)
Love this Pump!! Review by Jbrew
I bought this pump at NB with the Stainless fittings and ball valve and I couldn't be happier, I ran into issues the first time I brewed but quickly found out the right way to prime it properly!! I have brewed 8-9 brews with it now and now have it installed on by own brew stand and its one of the best things I have ever purchased for brewing. I have replaced all the vinyl hose with silicone and installed SS Cam lock quick disconnects and now I brew faster, cleaner, much safer (no lifting heavy hot liquid) and easier then ever. Easy to clean and sanitize by recirculating PBW, clean water and Star San for 10 minutes, so easy!! and you can put your other brewing equipment in the pot your recirculating in to save time cleaning or sanitizing as well. Would never brew without this pump ever again!! (Posted on 7/23/11)
poor pump Review by Chris Kight
I agree with Clay & Russ. This pump has a hard time holding prime. Also, it will slow down to a trickle or even stop at high temperatures. I just had a horrible brewing experience today because of this pump which has been so-so in the past. I even took the head apart because I thought it was clogged but was clean as clean can be. My inlet tubes are thermoplastic with long barbs and stainless clamps. There must be a better pump. (Posted on 7/9/11)
Look into the 815 Review by Chris
I used the 809 for about 6 years, recently switched to the higher flow 815 and it made a big difference. If you have a lot of restriction in your system (heat exchanger coil for RIMS, etc.) or a need to pump up above 5-6' the 815 will perform better. Otherwise, the 809 works essentially the same. (Posted on 5/13/11)
Works great Review by tony
I have only used it 2x so far but I am happy with the purchase. I am using it with a top tier and have no issues having it pump from ground level to the top tier ~7ft high. Frankly since I always overkill everything, I'd prefer more power however the pump works as advertised and I am happy with it.

I did a lot of reading prior to buying the pump and here are the key pieces of info that helped me when setting it up and using it. (Also, I highly recommend filling your kettles with regular water and testing everything out prior to brew day so that you know how things work)

- Its not self priming, so as others have mentioned, just make sure that the pump is below where you have your liquid, make sure to open the out valve to ensure that the input is full of liquid prior to starting it up

- Add a ball valve to the output side so that you can throttle the flow

- Most people sterilize it by turning it on during the last 10-15mins of the boil and having it recirculate back into the boil kettle.

- Keep your tubing lengths as short as needed if possible

- To clean it, I first just take a hose and squirt water in the input side and have it squirt all the wort left in it out the output side. I then have a kettle with water and PBW and have it recirculate back into the kettle for 10minutes. If you have a therminator/chiller, connect that to the output side or the pump and have it recirculate back into the kettle and you can clean both at once. (Posted on 4/26/11)
Works well Review by Jon
Well worth the money. I have not had any issues as far as priming and I do not use any method to prime other than gravity feed.

I am going to guess that the folks having issues are having suction side tubing issues. This would only be a problem at high temperature due to the the tubing collapsing on itself. At low temps the tubing is rigid enough to withstand the negative pressure but becomes soft at higher temperatures

I use the 1/2" opaque thermoplastic tubing from NB with aluminum quick connects from McMaster. No issues at all. My pump is positioned about 8" below my kettle when chilling and I have no problem pushing the hot wort through a Shirron plate chiller into the fermenter.

(Posted on 2/21/11)
Best home brew device Review by sparky
This pump is great I think every home brewer should have one. I brew all grain style with a mash ton and akeggel and as long as you have the pump below the fluid your on the money. (Posted on 2/11/11)
Wish it would work right Review by Brett
I heard that Morebeer has a "high flow" version of this pump that doesn't have the priming issues, so when will Northern Brewer have this variant? Someone answer me this!

The orginal one looses the prime of any water over 175 degrees, and yes i do have the line bleeding pipes attached. (Posted on 1/30/11)
works great, if you learn how to use it properly Review by troy4500
This pump works great if you read the instructions and do some research on the NB forum for plumbing advice. If you set it up correctly it will work great every time. (Posted on 1/17/11)
excellent pump Review by Bob
used this pump for over a year now. with over 20, 5-15 gallon batches. cuts down chilling time. priming is not a big deal you just need to have common sense, water flows down hill:)
wouldn't brew with out it. (Posted on 12/28/10)
Are you smarter than a non-priming pump? Review by Dodger
This pump works very well if you understand that it is non self priming. I always have my liquid source 2 feet or more above the pump. Before you turn it on, open all valves to let the liquid fill the system and purge the air, then turn your pump on. Do not restrict the liquid inflow to the pump, if you need to lower the flow rate, put your valve on the out flow side of the pump. Make sure your tubing is large enough to get good flow to the in side. As others mentioned, make sure your return flow from the mash tun is sufficient- you should use a coarser crush for RIMS. Once every six months or so my pump will stop working-the head sets up, but the motor unit is ok. I have to take the the head apart, pull the shaft out and run a small brush in the bearing to clean out fine crud (hop fines?). Then it runs like a champ again. (Posted on 8/19/10)
Pathetic Review by Russ
I bought this pump to move the hot liquid (169.5 degrees) for steeping and sparging. It starts off OK the after about two gallons goes to a trickle and stops. That's when trying to pump only up about 3 1/2 feet to the first tier of my Blichmann brew stand for steeping my grains. It will not make it at all up to the top tier of about 5 1/2 feet for the sparging water. It functions Ok for cold water but the impellor obviously softens and fails for the hot liquids. About all I can use this pricey pump for is moving the wort to the fermenator. If you want pictures of my set-up feel free to email me. (Posted on 8/14/10)
Disappointed Review by Clay
I have a somewhat earlier version of this pump and it is a disappointment. It will pump cold liquids from the floor to counter top level, but it will not pump hot sparge water from stove top level to the holding tank about 4 1/2 feet higher. It pumps about two liters, then runs down to a dribble. It will pump cool water, but not sparge temperature water. It seems to flood alright prior to pumping, but it can't seem to hold its prime.

It is a good pump within its limitations, but don't depend on it to move hot liquids. (Posted on 5/13/10)
I've used this pump for years, works great! Review by Russ
Like the title says, I've had mine for about 7 years now, and never had a problem with it. It moves a lot of liquid, and produces a good amount of pressure.

To those who are having priming issues, I would check to see how easily liquid can flow out of the grain bed, and whether there are issues with air being trapped in your tubing / manifold / false bottom. Maybe try dumping water onto the (spent) grains after finishing a batch and just see how fast it will come out -- it should pour out like a spigot.

If there is any air in the pump, it loses its ability to pull fluid into itself, but it can still push the fluid (and air) out just fine. I have mine positioned about 6 inches below the MLT outlet, and have a vent stack right there. This way, the wort is always trying to flow into the pump, and any air in the system is pushed out the vent tube, whether there is any flow or not. (Posted on 4/5/10)
March Pump Review by MK
This pump can be a pain in the arse, i would recommend the non priming pumps. I can usually prime this pump after several attempts make sure install valves on both sides of pump and destination. (Posted on 3/15/10)