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Old 06-06-2014, 01:56 AM   #1
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Looking for opinions here for my HERMS coil guys. To try to make this somewhat cost effective....would I be better off with:

25' of 1/2" Stainless steel coil
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50' of 1/2 Copper coil

I will be doing equal amounts of 5-10 gallon batches

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Old 06-07-2014, 10:51 PM   #2
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Im right just under 25' of copper(mounted in the kettle) with mine and it works great. Are you considering mounting in the kettle or doing a immersion style?

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Old 06-08-2014, 12:56 AM   #3
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Good to hear. I'm going to mount it....why. do you ask?

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Copper will transfer heat more efficiently than stainless. This from a person with a stainless herms coil.


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I asked because you will need more if you have the tales hanging out the top but 25' mounted inside should be plenty. I only set my hlt 1-2 degrees warmer then my set mash temp and it holds great.

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