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Fredderick 02-01-2013 03:50 AM

Great Wort Chiller
 
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I built the attached wort chiller recently and I have to say it was amazingly efficient! I used 50' of 5/8 inch refrig copper tubing. I wrapped the small diameter coil around my corny Keg and the larger around my ale pail fermenter.

I joined the two coils together using soldered 90's and a very short piece of copper. The uprights are from a piece I ridgid copper pipe (the exact size and type I don't remember).

All in I spent about $100 or a bit less on parts.

This thing took my boiling wort down to 68 degrees in only 7 minutes and 34 seconds! Really pleased with the results.

I am on well water in Maryland so my water is definitely cold but this worked much better than any previous chiller I had made.

BTW...I bought the fittings and
copper tubing from coppertubingsales.com for only 75 bucks or so.

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Fredderick 02-01-2013 03:50 AM

Great Wort Chiller
 
3 Attachment(s)

I built the attached wort chiller recently and I have to say it was amazingly efficient! I used 50' of 5/8 inch refrig copper tubing. I wrapped the small diameter coil around my corny Keg and the larger around my ale pail fermenter.

I joined the two coils together using soldered 90's and a very short piece of copper. The uprights are from a piece I ridgid copper pipe (the exact size and type I don't remember).

All in I spent about $100 or a bit less on parts.

This thing took my boiling wort down to 68 degrees in only 7 minutes and 34 seconds! Really pleased with the results.

I am on well water in Maryland so my water is definitely cold but this worked much better than any previous chiller I had made.

BTW...I bought the fittings and
copper tubing from coppertubingsales.com for only 75 bucks or so.

Attachment 97929



Attachment 97930



Attachment 97931


Fredderick 02-01-2013 03:50 AM

Great Wort Chiller
 
3 Attachment(s)

I built the attached wort chiller recently and I have to say it was amazingly efficient! I used 50' of 5/8 inch refrig copper tubing. I wrapped the small diameter coil around my corny Keg and the larger around my ale pail fermenter.

I joined the two coils together using soldered 90's and a very short piece of copper. The uprights are from a piece I ridgid copper pipe (the exact size and type I don't remember).

All in I spent about $100 or a bit less on parts.

This thing took my boiling wort down to 68 degrees in only 7 minutes and 34 seconds! Really pleased with the results.

I am on well water in Maryland so my water is definitely cold but this worked much better than any previous chiller I had made.

BTW...I bought the fittings and
copper tubing from coppertubingsales.com for only 75 bucks or so.

Attachment 97929



Attachment 97930



Attachment 97931


Komodo 02-26-2013 02:30 PM

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Ok, here's a pic of mine. You can see they are pretty similar in design and function. I have too much soldering on mine with the huge strips on the side holding it as a solid unit. If I redid it. I'd make those much smaller copper wire.

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Komodo 02-26-2013 02:30 PM

2 Attachment(s)

Ok, here's a pic of mine. You can see they are pretty similar in design and function. I have too much soldering on mine with the huge strips on the side holding it as a solid unit. If I redid it. I'd make those much smaller copper wire.

Attachment 103953


Attachment 103954



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