Is there a functional difference between copper and stainless steel immersion chillers?
What are the benefits of one over the other?
Copper conducts heat a lot better than stainless, but it's a lot more expensive.
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Copper is also easier to work with (softer).
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copper is a better conductor than SS. although SS is more shinny!
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those are really good prices for chillers. My 25' chiller I made myself cost about $40 when all was said and done.
Thanks for the quick feedback. I may opt for a 30 or 40 plate chiller instead.