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Tirzah Schmaltz
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Hello, good permies! I am looking for folks to recommend a good pump for making compost tea in a 5 gallon bucket. Anyone have one they are stoked with? Any to avoid? Size recommendations, etc are appreciated.

Thanking you in advance,
Tirzah
 
Zach Muller
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I have had the eco plus commercial air pump for a few years now and have been impressed. For a 5 gallon you could use the eco plus 1. If you got the eco 2 or 3 you could always expand to a bigger brewer. Right now I am building a new brewer using a 50 gal trashcan so I might be upgrading my pump soon. I am going to see the max capacity of the eco 1
 
Alex Veidel
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You'll want an air pump that produces a bare minimum of .05 cfm (cubic feet per minute) per gallon of tea. For a 5 gallon system, that's .25 cfm, although .4 cfm is far preferred.

Do NOT use a fish tank aerator pump for a 5 gallon brew; not nearly enough power.
 
Cristo Balete
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Call me simple, but I use a leaf rake, with the fan-shaped end, and swish it back and forth for 30 seconds every time I walk past. I use the full size leaf rake in a garbage can about 2/3 full, or a clipped off, skinny leaf rake in a 5 gallon bucket. I saw one skinny enough for the bucket at the hardware store for about $14.
 
Zach Muller
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Cristo you are simple!

 
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