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Old 01-10-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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I have a friend who used to make ethanol. He ended up moving out of the country for a job, but gave me his condenser in hopes that I could use it. It's 1" over 3/4 x 48" long. If I got a dishwasher pump to recirculate the hot water through the condenser, could it function as a HERMS coil or would there not be enough surface are? If I don't have to build a huge HERMS coil or RIMS system that would be cool.

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Old 01-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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if it will work to cool and the materials will handle the temperatures it will work to heat. I assume it is all copper? in which case it will work well

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Old 01-10-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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if it will work to cool and the materials will handle the temperatures it will work to heat. I assume it is all copper? in which case it will work well
It's all copper. I'm just not sure if this way would be harder than a RIMS.
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it would be similar to a rims, but easier as you woulnt have the possability of scoraching wort, you could also use a closed system with oil so you could make it hotter without boiling it.

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:49 PM   #5
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it would be similar to a rims, but easier as you woulnt have the possability of scoraching wort, you could also use a closed system with oil so you could make it hotter without boiling it.
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