The craft and homebrewer beer markets have realized tremendous growth over the last decade. In fact, during that timeframe the United States was the second leading country in worldwide beer production with an amount of about 224 million hectoliters.
In 2013 the American Homebrewers Association reported an estimated 1.2 million homebrewers in the U.S. and that, collectively, those homebrewers produced more than 2 million barrels of brew a year.
Growth of the craft brewing industry in 2015 was 12.2% by volume and 21% by dollar shares. Those craft brewers sold an estimated 24,076,864 barrels of beer in 2015 while providing an estimated 424,000 jobs in the U.S.
As the craft and homebrewer beer markets continue to grow, as do the sales of beer pumps and related equipment. Beer Pumps are designed for brewing hot water and hot wort. Because of the high temperatures involved in the beer making process, the materials used in these pumps are capable of withstanding liquids as hot as 250F. They are also made with FDA food compliant materials. The smallest beer pump is capable of a flow rate of 0.5GPM and the largest beer pump can do as much as 53GPM. This wide range allows for homebrewers, nano breweries, and microbreweries to find the ideal pump.
Liters per minute (LPM) and Meters (M) are given when run at 50HZ, except when pump is equipped with Air or DC motors.