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Old 01-25-2007, 12:33 AM   #1
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first off i partially blame u all for this. i am fully addicted to brewing and am spending a fortune, which is bad for me because i am a poor college student(go seminoles). i just bought a new kettle and burner so i thought since i am now doing full boils i am going to need a better method to cool than an ice bath. i want to make a wort chiller and immersion seems easier. do i use copper tubing? how much? also i thought about making something where it is basically a siphon into the fermentor with a coil in a ice bath in the middle of it. would that work? thanks for feeding my addiction!

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Old 01-25-2007, 12:37 AM   #2
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found this today since I'm thinking of turning my CFC into and immersion chiller, should give ya all the info ya need . . .
http://www.allaboutbeer.com/homebrew/equip/chiller.html

BYW the $25 cost would be about $30 for me if I bought everything they listed

hose clamps - $1 each
25feet of 3/8 tubing - $20
25foot 1/2 garden hose - $7
tax 5.5% or something . . . they chage it too much around here to keep up with it

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As long as you can find your copper that cheap, go for it. I think 25' of 3/8 is closer to $30 still and it is the bare minimum size/length to cool full boils in a reasonable time. You might want to use 3/8" ID vinyl hose because it will fit the copper really well.

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