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mccumath 09-20-2012 03:28 AM

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Just built your CFC this past weekend out of my old IC. Works great! Tested it with some boiling water, and as you can see, worked like a charm. Thanks for the writeup!


mccumath 09-20-2012 03:28 AM

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Just built your CFC this past weekend out of my old IC. Works great! Tested it with some boiling water, and as you can see, worked like a charm. Thanks for the writeup!


mccumath 09-21-2012 01:23 AM

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Sorry for the thread jack here Tiber... Tried to send pictures through PM, but it does not give me the option.

Viper, here are a few pics of the stand. I actually plan on lowering the higher level down quite a bit, as I am looking into buying a pump in the near future and placing my mas tun on it. I never did use the high part for the mash tun, but for my laptop, tools, etc. These pics were before I installed a bit of 2"x2" flashing to protect the wood from any potential heat transfer (i.e. the uprights closest to the higher stand portion, and all of the underneath 2x4s surrounding the burners). Anyway, shoot me a PM if you have any questions about it.

Ryan M.


mccumath 09-21-2012 01:23 AM

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Sorry for the thread jack here Tiber... Tried to send pictures through PM, but it does not give me the option.

Viper, here are a few pics of the stand. I actually plan on lowering the higher level down quite a bit, as I am looking into buying a pump in the near future and placing my mas tun on it. I never did use the high part for the mash tun, but for my laptop, tools, etc. These pics were before I installed a bit of 2"x2" flashing to protect the wood from any potential heat transfer (i.e. the uprights closest to the higher stand portion, and all of the underneath 2x4s surrounding the burners). Anyway, shoot me a PM if you have any questions about it.

Ryan M.


mccumath 09-21-2012 01:23 AM

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Sorry for the thread jack here Tiber... Tried to send pictures through PM, but it does not give me the option.

Viper, here are a few pics of the stand. I actually plan on lowering the higher level down quite a bit, as I am looking into buying a pump in the near future and placing my mas tun on it. I never did use the high part for the mash tun, but for my laptop, tools, etc. These pics were before I installed a bit of 2"x2" flashing to protect the wood from any potential heat transfer (i.e. the uprights closest to the higher stand portion, and all of the underneath 2x4s surrounding the burners). Anyway, shoot me a PM if you have any questions about it.

Ryan M.


mccumath 09-21-2012 01:23 AM

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Sorry for the thread jack here Tiber... Tried to send pictures through PM, but it does not give me the option.

Viper, here are a few pics of the stand. I actually plan on lowering the higher level down quite a bit, as I am looking into buying a pump in the near future and placing my mas tun on it. I never did use the high part for the mash tun, but for my laptop, tools, etc. These pics were before I installed a bit of 2"x2" flashing to protect the wood from any potential heat transfer (i.e. the uprights closest to the higher stand portion, and all of the underneath 2x4s surrounding the burners). Anyway, shoot me a PM if you have any questions about it.

Ryan M.


cherokee180c 10-04-2012 11:20 AM

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Thanks guys. I just built my counterflow wort chiller last night and it looks great. Can't wait to use it. Felt a bit embarrassed asking for KY jelly, but it was super easy getting the copper into the hose using it. Any advice on how much head difference to drive flow through the 25' of 3/8" copper tubing?

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Cajun_Tiger33 10-13-2012 02:25 AM

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Finally built my chiller!


jklapheke01 11-07-2013 04:07 AM

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I really enjoyed reading this thread. Like most home brewers, I just finished building 2 - 25 foot CF chillers, one of which I sold. Thanks to all who replied to this thread, especially Tiber Brew for starting this thread. The chiller works great.


Boogogee 04-17-2014 03:16 PM

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Built mine last week from your design. Used it this weekend and LOVED IT, easily saved me 2 hours of work(brewed 10gal batch and 5 gallon batch). We have well water, but it was going in at 200F and coming out 68F. I regulated the flow with a hose clamp on the discharge end. Can't wait to use it again!



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