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Old 05-10-2010, 02:41 PM   #21
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My only concern with the way you have yours is you'll contaminate your wort if/when the hose pipe connection springs a leak because it will drip directly into the wort
I dont have any photos, but my IC is very similar to this. I have had a few leak issues pop up. I simply sealed the hoses with silicone and used slightly lower pressures from the faucet and Im fine. The lower pressures dont effect my cooling rate at all, which was a shock to me.

I really want to build a CFC though
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:03 PM   #22
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My coil is 3/8" OD and will be used for a HERMS heat exchanger as well as a chiller. For chilling, I pump wort through the coil which is sitting in ice water.

I wanted to lower the flow restriction of the 3/8" coil, so I cut it in half and made two coils out of it. 1/2" copper pipe feeds to a T fitting, which then feeds both of the shorter coils, back into another T fitting and up another 1/2" pipe. I made a chamber out of 3/4" copper for my temp probe to screw into:



The coils are packed together tightly because I need it to stay as submerged as possible when there is only a few inches of liquid available.

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:04 PM   #23
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Is that high temp silicone tubing on there?

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:19 PM   #24
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That's correct. high temp silicone hoses and brass garden hose connectors (poorman's 'quick connects').

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:21 PM   #25
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I love seeing all of the unique approaches to this brewing business. What a great hobby!

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Old 05-12-2010, 02:45 PM   #26
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Here is a link to my Double Pipe Counter Flow Chiller that I built.

http://www.capandhare.com/forums/album.php?albumid=32

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Here is a link to my Double Pipe Counter Flow Chiller that I built.
http://www.capandhare.com/forums/album.php?albumid=32
Wow that is really well designed and built!
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Wow that is really well designed and built!
Thanks! It was a 6 month build from design to completion.
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How much wort loss do you get with that or do you push the last of it out with sanitizer?

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