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Old 02-18-2006, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Homemade Wort Chiller

Here are a few pics of the concentric immersion wort chiller I fabricated today while watching our boy Martin Gerber shut out the mighty Canadian hockey team this morning. 50' of 3/8" O.D. copper wound in an 8" diameter coil, surrounded by a 10" diameter coil. I stole the idea from an e-Bay vendor.
I'm hoping this configuration will cut my wort chilling time from 20 minutes down to 10-15 minutes. My old 25' chiller will be used as a "pre-chiller" for summertime brewing.
I trust that someone will let me know if the copper wire that I used to bundle and seperate the coils has arsenic in it.



Winding inner 8" coil

Winding outer 10" coil

Finished product

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Old 02-18-2006, 11:15 PM   #2
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Looks cool. A very neat job.

BTW, someone dropped a hair band, it's on your floor next to the chair.

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Old 02-18-2006, 11:19 PM   #3
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That's the first life size one I've seen!

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Hehehe! I pity those with dial up!

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Yeah, sorry for the full-scale pics, I am not a computer whiz. I should have had one of my kids help with the upload. LOL
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Old 02-19-2006, 12:53 AM   #6
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That's the first life size one I've seen!
chiller envy?
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looks good, ya i tried my new chiller today for the first time, cut down chill time from 30-40 mins to about 10 mins.

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Old 02-19-2006, 02:07 AM   #8
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sweet chilla, J!

how much did it cost you in the end?

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You'd be proud of me, Walker, I did it real cheap. Copper tubing I got free, plastic tubing was $2, hose barb was $5, plus about 1 hour labor.
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You'd be proud of me, Walker, I did it real cheap. Copper tubing I got free, plastic tubing was $2, hose barb was $5, plus about 1 hour labor.
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Nice score on the free copper!



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