Originally Posted by insanim8er
Sorry for the off topic question, but...
You spent over $100 on silicone tubing to pump your chilled wort into the fermenter? Why?
And that's gonna be a pain... How many gallons of beer will be left in the line once your pump is dry? You'll have to disconnect and manually get it all into the carboy.
Seems like a pita to me
Because "chilled" is relative. Summers here can get 110 plus, during those days I'm lucky to get my wort below 100.
I understand plastics can be a personal issue, but I wouldn't put >80 wort through vinyl/pvc. I have been working toward eliminating all plastics from the "hot" (to me >80) side of brewing. Last piece is that nylon paint strainer bag on the hop spider.
I appreciate all the ideas from everyone on my dilemma. Here is what I found that works for me:
Start a 5 gallon boil in BK, hook up lines through pump, plate chiller, out through 50' silicone hose to weedy section of yard where I boil the crap out of them. After 5 gallons of boiling water I feel it's clean enough for me.
I have lots of weeds.