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Old 08-30-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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So after having my wort chiller pinched by the peskie scrap metal faries, i decided to make a new today and test it out by making a batch.
When it came to cooling time, 24 litres went from boiling to 22c in 6 minutes.
This chiller is much better than the last plus i also use this mash paddle/ whirlpool paddle that my bro made so i whirlpools while chilling very effectively.

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Old 08-30-2014, 07:17 PM   #2
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You're not hitting and scraping copper off of your immersion chiller with that paddle, are you?

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Old 08-30-2014, 07:31 PM   #3
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Pretty sure im not, that mesh on the paddle is faily soft and bends on impact so i dont thunk it could scrape the copper away.
I seem to remember hearing that a little copper in beer wont hurt, infact it helps yeast health?
i even mash in a copper tun and have no ill effects on the beer

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Old 08-30-2014, 10:47 PM   #4
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Pretty sure im not, that mesh on the paddle is faily soft and bends on impact so i dont thunk it could scrape the copper away.
I seem to remember hearing that a little copper in beer wont hurt, infact it helps yeast health?
i even mash in a copper tun and have no ill effects on the beer
I'd love to see your mash tun. Sounds sexy.
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:18 PM   #5
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I'd love to see your mash tun. Sounds sexy.
I'm with him,... but make sure it's nekked!

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I think I'd pass on that batch. (thats not how I was taught to sparge) :mug:
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Here it is, its just a 170 litre copper hot water cylinder, its already lagged with 2" foam insulation, got twin elements and all i had to do was drill for a tap and put a braided filter in it, work a treat

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/new-...e-mash-445358/

I cant find a picture of it on my new phone, but this is my brew setup from a thread when i first used this equipment, with a few additions since then i have everything i need and it works great.
The burner is from a central heating boiler and produces 24kw of heat running at max, here is a pic if the burner.
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