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Old 03-25-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default is there a diy immersion chiller tutorial?

Has any one created a DIY tutorial for making your own immersion chiller?

I just order 50 foot of refrigerant tube from coopertubingsales. And would like to read a tutorial on how to turn the raw tube into my own chiller.

As well as how you guys recommend bending the shape and spacing. I saw on B3 many differnet shapes based upon kettle size and boil size. I expect to used it for 5 gal full boils and one day to do 10 gal full boils.

Should this dictate the shape and hieght of coils?
I do not know what my future kettle will look like yet.

I currently have a 5gal SS pot for indoor brewing, a 7 gal alum turkey fryer for outdoor full boils and want to get a 14-15 gal ss kettle with ball lock this spring summer.

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Old 03-25-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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No but Moonshae and I are recording one tonight. It should be on youtube by the weekend. I don't think everyone building one is going to need a tutorial, but it will show one method for making one that is adaptable from a dedicated 5 gallon chiller, up to a keggle based batch.

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make it anyway you want it... there is no ONE PERFECT way to do things in the brewing world, you should know this...

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If you're still looking for a tutorial, I'll be posting it to youtube tonight and creating a thread here in the DIY forum. Here's a pic of the finished product:

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that is beautiful, i think i am going to add elbows to mine now.

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I know right? It's an $8 upgrade though because they are $2 each. Nuts!

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That is some nice copper sweating there Bobby . Can't wait to see this thing in action on the 6th .

I just sweated some copper under my kitchen sink.. didn't look anywhere as neat as yours

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Bobby,

For those of us that lack the equipment and/or the know-how to weld/solder, would the SharkBite brand of fittings work? I saw some of these at HomeDepot and was curious. Have you, or anyone for that matter, used this product? Thanks.

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Bobby,

For those of us that lack the equipment and/or the know-how to weld/solder, would the SharkBite brand of fittings work? I saw some of these at HomeDepot and was curious. Have you, or anyone for that matter, used this product? Thanks.

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Yeah they work, I've coupled copper to the plastic water line pipe on our house boat and it worked fine.
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This is a public service announcement. Solder? You can do it! For the added price of the sharkbites, you can buy a basic soldering kit over in the tool section of lowes/depot. This is a perfect project to learn on. Then you'll have supplies and know how for other soldering projects around the house. Watch the vid I post later tonight and then think about it.

Craig... this chiller actually belongs to HBT member: Moonshae, not me. The only reason I got my mitts on it is because I wanted a topic for another youtube video and he played cameraman.

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