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Old 04-21-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Building a immersion chiller and I came across a post awhile back from a home brewer who built his chiller and posted pictures on this site. I ran a search and came up with over four hundred posts and after looking thru about 300 I gave up trying to find his post. So am writing to see if anyone can steer me to this particular post. His chiller was the copper coil shaped around a corny keg, he used copper wire to evenly space and tie each coil. He tied each coil on three sides and sweated the wires. I would like to do the same if I can find his post, can anyone help? Thanks.

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Did it look like this?

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Old 04-23-2009, 12:48 PM   #3
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Yes, thanks for posting it.

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Yes, thanks for posting it.
No problem. It sports 50' of 1/2" ID copper for the coil and all of the straight pieces are 5/8" OD pipe. Nothing really exotic, but I have a few more pics if you would like to see them.
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No problem. It sports 50' of 1/2" ID copper for the coil and all of the straight pieces are 5/8" OD pipe. Nothing really exotic, but I have a few more pics if you would like to see them.
This chiller looks awesome! Can you post the other pics?
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Inlet, outlet and a third for wort removal (inside line)?

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I'm guessing the 3rd is for putting wort back IN.... draw it out thru a spigot, and pump it back thru that pipe, to get a whirpool effect?

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I'm guessing the 3rd is for putting wort back IN.... draw it out thru a spigot, and pump it back thru that pipe, to get a whirpool effect?

That is exactly correct. I press-fitted a section of pipe in the end of the 45 so I could bend it, flatten it, shape it, etc without having to un-solder anything if the return flow didn't suit me.
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