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The Steelhead 2.0™ Brewing Pump


SKU# 41910

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The Steelhead 2.0™ is all about more power, even with its compact size. This pump stacks up to larger pumps on the market by delivering powerful recirculation for all-grain brewing, effortless liquid transfer and is ideal with counter-flow plate chillers. And let’s not forget its powerful construction!

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The Steelhead Pump

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Product Details

A new kind of brew pump, Steelhead 2.0™ has been completely redesigned for brewing. Featuring a no-maintenance brushless motor, Steelhead 2.0™ runs on 24V DC, eliminating the risk of AC current near your brew house. Not only is Steelhead 2.0™ a safer pump, the motor is virtually silent. Small and lightweight, the pump body takes up less space and can be disconnected from the power supply at any time. The all stainless steel pump head features standard ½ NPT ports and a magnetic impeller allowing the use of a valve for flow control.

Like other brew pumps, the Steelhead 2.0™ is not self-priming. For best results, position the pump below the level of your kettle and allow the pump head to fill with liquid before turning on the pump.

Adding a 1/2" ball-valve to the output of the pump allows you to precisely control the flow of liquid from vessel to vessel or through a plate chiller. You can even stop the flow entirely using the valve, without turning off the pump and losing the prime!

A set of Quick Disconnects on your equipment and tubing make the brew day even easier. Don't break your back or the bank, let the Steelhead 2.0™ do the hard work on brew day. No more moving large kettles full of near-boiling wort to be chilled or transferred.


  • Stainless steel head
  • Maintenance Free Brushless Motor
  • 24V DC power supply (Included)
  • Quiet Operation
  • Handles Liquid Up to 250°F
  • 7 GPM (27 l/min) with a 5m maximum head
  • Weighs only 1.9 lbs.
  • 1/2” NPT Inlet and Outlet
Additional Information
Support Documents:No
4.1 / 5.0
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Half the Size just as Powerful
Check the specs has all the same as the marg and chugger and it's half the size and completely silent if you watch on videos on YouTube when they turn those pumps on there very loud this one you can't even hear it only down fall is no mount other than that great pump great flow bought it with the quick disconnect kit makes everything very easy from transferring from one vessel to another
October 4, 2016
Great pump but no mount
Fantastic pump, very compact and quiet. Move liquid quick and breaks down easy for cleaning. But I wish there was a mount, I had to fabricate my own.
August 5, 2016
Great pump
I've gone to a 10 gallon system and this pump sure made brew day easier! It runs so quietl you can forget it is running. I also like that it is a 24 volt pump. Great product.
August 11, 2016
It is so quiet, it
It is so quiet, it is hard to tell if it's running!
August 8, 2016
Great Pump - wish it came with a mounting bracket
This pump works great, is very small, light weight, and very silent. My only problem with purchasing this pump from NB is that it DOES NOT come with the hard rubber mount like it does from other retailers. Thus, you have to come up with your own mounting method.
December 1, 2016
Wow extremely fast shipping on everything I ordered Thanks
May 22, 2017
4 months ago
Ok pump for price
Quite pump little hard to prime works good. Price good
June 1, 2017
8 months ago
quality pump for the price
Currently using it to run my wort chiller. Works good. Takes a little time to primp and key to have the pump sitting in the proper position to work efficiently. I plan on adding a second pump to remove the need for my gravity feed HTL setup i have today.
March 12, 2017
8 months ago
So far so good!
I ordered and the quick connect set up, this pump was a bit difficult to get primed, however once it was - it recycled my wort through my set up without any issues! I think I need to iron out some details with the set up - but so far I'm very pleased!
June 26, 2017
4 months ago
Quiet, compact pump
I've only used the pump a couple times so far, but it seems durable. It is surprisingly quiet and moves beer through quickly. Make sure your set-up allows gravity to fill the intake hose, otherwise it will be a pain to use because the pump has to be primed. Mine didn't at first so I had to drill a hole in my kettle for a weldless spigot. Now it works great, I can pump from my kettle up into my fermenter with ease (sure beats crappy manual siphons). I took away a star because there is no on/off switch, so you have to plug it in and unplug it, which is a pain when working solo. There is also no mounting bracket, not that I need one, but others might.
March 28, 2017
7 months ago
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How are people mounting these to their stands? I see the chuggers have a mounting plate included but this doesn't.
A shopper on Apr 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: NB does not stock them, but there are brackets, google "BRACKET FOR QUIET BREW PUMP"
I see that there is a suggestion to clean this with an alkaline cleaner. Is it possible to use this to recirculate cleaning chemicals, particularly acid solutions like StarSan?
Bobby C on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The instructions provided with the Steelhead 2.0 state that "regular cleaning should be to simply flush the pump with warm water or warm water with PBW". if you feel that a deep cleaning is needed, the head of the pump can be removed completely by removing the 4 screws on the back of the pump and disassembling the housing to soak each part as needed. Using the pump in a sanitary situation would require that the use of a sanitizer.
What are people doing for a mount/stand? I'm trying to find a solution that will really lock this thing down when in use (I have some attached hardware downstream that is not otherwise fixed). However, the mount would still need to either release the pump or at least allow easy access to the four screws on the backside.
Henrik on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I crafted a crude wooden platform with a v shaped cradle and attach the pump with long zip ties when I use it. Its a little awkward because the pump is front heavy but it works. I was told by NB that they would have a stand available within a year last July They also gave a year to return it. Hope that helps.
Is there a mounting bracket on this pump?
S H on Jun 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not come with anything but the pump and the DC power supply. I will write a review on the website.
What is the amperage of the pump motor ? This detail is not shown anywhere that I can see.
A shopper on Jan 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: From the power supply, the input is 100-240V @1.2 A 50-60 Hz and the output is 24V/2.0 A DC.
Is the housing waterproof? Or do I need to shield it from spraying liquids?
R S on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You will want to shield the pump from water, it is not water proof in all spots so best to avoid it being hit with or submerged in water.
Would I be able to wire these to a 24v battery setup? My thought was to hook 2 marine batteries together and wire switches to 2 of these pumps in my single tier structure.I don't want to have to run any extension cords to where I brew.
A W on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It may be possible to do this, but you would want to ensure that you are only running 24v DC @ 2.0 amps. Any modifications to the pump or power adapter will void the warranty.
I don't understand the value of this pump. A Chugger pump cost the same amount and is easier to mount. This pump should be at least a third less than a plugin model.
M I on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This does plug in, but it's using a 24VDC adapter on it for power. The idea is that it is safer for using it around wet places, greatly reducing the possibility of electrical shocks at 120 VAC, which can be dangerous. It's still a very powerful pump, and it's small size can be an advantage for locating it in a compact system, or moving it around the brew system. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
Does the Steelhead 2.0 come with an AC adapter? If not, what size adapter (i.e., how much current) is required to run this pump?
A D on Jun 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Steelhead 2.0 runs on the included 24V DC Power Supply. That eliminates the risk of AC power in the brew house. - Cheers, Todd J
Is there a way to throttle back the pump create less head? I'm using it to pump though a counter flow chiller and then back into the kettle post boil and I don't think I'm getting enough contact time in the chiller, the pump is pushing the wort too fast. Thanks!
A shopper on May 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can restrict the output-side flow with a ball-valve, so the hot liquid is flowing more slowly through a chiller, to chill to a lower temp. You'd never want to restrict flow to the input-side, as the pump would quickly run dry, which can damage it.
What is the lowest temperature this pump can run at with glycol fluid?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We are not aware of any minimum temperature restrictions as long as the liquid flows easily. This is not a self-priming pump, so the glycol reservoir will need to be located above the pump and fed via gravity.
Does this model have a Polysulphone Impeller like the Chugger?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No it has an exposed magnet and carbon bushing
Are there parts available? While this seems like a great pump, the Chugger has parts available for potential repairs. I am trying to decide between these two pumps.
Bobby C on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there are parts available. These have the same pump head as a March Pump, and so those parts are compatible. Replacement parts can be found at many sources.
I am going to use this pump on my 10 gallon EdelMetalL Bru Kettle and want to know what Chill Plate you would recommend??
John E on Nov 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend the Blichmann Therminator all day long! It will drop a boiling wort for 212 degrees to a perfect 68-70 degrees based on your flow and how you control it. Well worth it!
I received my pump the bearing material is black and when I rub it with my finger it turns black? IS this carbon? What are the other materials made from . 316 SS? What is the yellow plastic made from?
M I on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The only materials inside the head are stainless steel, high temp food grade plastic, and a ferrite magnet. It is advisable to clean the pump with a good alkaline cleaner before use.
What is the GPH?
M A on Jun 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This pump moves approximately 400 GPH.
Can this pump be used for wine or is there a better alternative?
A shopper on Oct 11, 2017
I'm a little anal with my cleaning. Does this pump come apart easily? I can see 4 screws... Does anyone have a picture of the pump apart? I have experience with TopsFlo 24v type pumps which are very easy to service - would this be the same?
Stephen K on Jul 11, 2017
What is the PSI output of the pump? As in I am wanting to use this between a water tank and a tankless water heater.
A shopper on Feb 23, 2017

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