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Old 01-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Ive been brewing for just about a year now and for cooling the wort ive been putting my brew kettle in my kitchen sink filled with ice to cool it down. I wanted to get an immersion chiller but the faucet on my sink doesnt fit. Does anyone else have a similar situation and what are everyones solutions/recommendations? Thanks!

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Old 01-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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What kind of tap do you have? Can you get away with something like this?

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Old 01-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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You should be able to buy an adapter at your local hardware store. More than likely, you will be able to get them at the same place you buy your chiller.

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If you google 'Kitchen Sink Faucet Adapter' you should be able to find several sources that have an adapter to a garden hose. OR- some people actually get a piece of hose that they can slide over their faucet. Since it doesnt create a whole lot of pressure, it shouldnt spray all over the place.
Do you have a basin tub? Most of those have faucets that have garden hose sized threads on there, if not, you can get one for under $20

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The sink adapter doesnt work, here is the best picture i could find since im not home at the moment. I have a nice size fridge that I was using as a kegerator but im starting a keezer project so im not using it. Would putting the pot in the fridge, in a tub of ice help?

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Yeah those fancy faucets don't work. You'd be better off putting a chiller on with another faucet, like from the bathroom or your garden spigot outside.

depending on your boil size, an ice water bath can work. Not for a full 5 gallon boil, but a deep sink and lots of ice can probably manage up to 3 gallons being chilled quickly enough to make it worth the effort.

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I've been thinking about adding a T in the supply line under the sink with a garden hose fitting on it. When I want to use my chiller, just thread the hose on and turn the valve. No messing with the faucet.

But I mainly brew outside, so it's more work than I want to do for the payout.

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Yeah those fancy faucets don't work.
Don't give up yet. I've got one of those. If you look at the middle of the spray end, there is a sliver disk that is a plain old faucet aerator. It has two slightly-flat sides on it that you can get a crescent wrench on and screw it out.

You should be able to fit a standard faucet-to-garden hose adapter into those threads.
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They make them for the garden hose

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Don't give up yet. I've got one of those. If you look at the middle of the spray end, there is a sliver disk that is a plain old faucet aerator. It has two slightly-flat sides on it that you can get a crescent wrench on and screw it out.

You should be able to fit a standard faucet-to-garden hose adapter into those threads.
Thanks! Ill definitely check that out when i get home!
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