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teddy4xp 11-25-2010 09:13 PM

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I recently moved hawaii and dont have many options for a cool room to ferment my homebrew. There happen to be 3 coolers left under the house im renting so i used them to make my water chiller. Ended up using all pvc piping for the overflow and drain hose connection. Bought a RANCO controller off ebay. Was SHOCKED at how easy it was to set up. Bought a 40gph pump to circulate the water in the chiller and a 180gph to pump from water cooler to the chiller. Its working great! I have two 2.5gallon rectangular water jugs that i use to chill the water and keep two more in my freezer. I have been switching them every 48 hours. The chiller maintains a steady 65 in my 90+ degree garage. Bought a sheet of foam from Home Depot and made a cover to place of the carboy to better insulate. I have been very please so far.Attachment 18095

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teddy4xp 11-25-2010 09:13 PM

4 Attachment(s)

I recently moved hawaii and dont have many options for a cool room to ferment my homebrew. There happen to be 3 coolers left under the house im renting so i used them to make my water chiller. Ended up using all pvc piping for the overflow and drain hose connection. Bought a RANCO controller off ebay. Was SHOCKED at how easy it was to set up. Bought a 40gph pump to circulate the water in the chiller and a 180gph to pump from water cooler to the chiller. Its working great! I have two 2.5gallon rectangular water jugs that i use to chill the water and keep two more in my freezer. I have been switching them every 48 hours. The chiller maintains a steady 65 in my 90+ degree garage. Bought a sheet of foam from Home Depot and made a cover to place of the carboy to better insulate. I have been very please so far.Attachment 18095

Attachment 18096

Attachment 18097

Attachment 18098


teddy4xp 11-25-2010 09:13 PM

4 Attachment(s)

I recently moved hawaii and dont have many options for a cool room to ferment my homebrew. There happen to be 3 coolers left under the house im renting so i used them to make my water chiller. Ended up using all pvc piping for the overflow and drain hose connection. Bought a RANCO controller off ebay. Was SHOCKED at how easy it was to set up. Bought a 40gph pump to circulate the water in the chiller and a 180gph to pump from water cooler to the chiller. Its working great! I have two 2.5gallon rectangular water jugs that i use to chill the water and keep two more in my freezer. I have been switching them every 48 hours. The chiller maintains a steady 65 in my 90+ degree garage. Bought a sheet of foam from Home Depot and made a cover to place of the carboy to better insulate. I have been very please so far.Attachment 18095

Attachment 18096

Attachment 18097

Attachment 18098


teddy4xp 11-25-2010 09:13 PM

4 Attachment(s)

I recently moved hawaii and dont have many options for a cool room to ferment my homebrew. There happen to be 3 coolers left under the house im renting so i used them to make my water chiller. Ended up using all pvc piping for the overflow and drain hose connection. Bought a RANCO controller off ebay. Was SHOCKED at how easy it was to set up. Bought a 40gph pump to circulate the water in the chiller and a 180gph to pump from water cooler to the chiller. Its working great! I have two 2.5gallon rectangular water jugs that i use to chill the water and keep two more in my freezer. I have been switching them every 48 hours. The chiller maintains a steady 65 in my 90+ degree garage. Bought a sheet of foam from Home Depot and made a cover to place of the carboy to better insulate. I have been very please so far.Attachment 18095

Attachment 18096

Attachment 18097

Attachment 18098


funblock 09-08-2013 01:34 PM

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I have been doing something like this for my 15 gallon conical. I have a stainless tubing coil attached to the lid. I pump ice water through it from a cooler sitting on the floor. I use an STC-1000 controller which cycles the pump off and on.


funblock 09-08-2013 01:34 PM

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I have been doing something like this for my 15 gallon conical. I have a stainless tubing coil attached to the lid. I pump ice water through it from a cooler sitting on the floor. I use an STC-1000 controller which cycles the pump off and on.


funblock 09-08-2013 01:34 PM

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I have been doing something like this for my 15 gallon conical. I have a stainless tubing coil attached to the lid. I pump ice water through it from a cooler sitting on the floor. I use an STC-1000 controller which cycles the pump off and on.



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