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Old 01-25-2013, 12:48 PM   #2441
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If IC = immersion chiller than you can use a cheap pond pump and fill up a cooler with ice water
But start with water. If you start with ice you will have melted ice and half chilled wort.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:31 PM   #2442
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But start with water. If you start with ice you will have melted ice and half chilled wort.
Yes, good addition
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I suppose I could buy something like this and rig the chiller to it (if I can find garden hose attachments) and plop into a full sink.

Thanks for all the help, being forced to move into a less than ideal apartment with little to work with, isn't fun.

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Old 01-25-2013, 03:46 PM   #2444
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No problem and yeah I imagine not. I have a rather big kitchen in mine but definitely not ideal. I just bought a burner tho so when it warms up I can move my brewing outside

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Yup, my summer water can be quite warm though. I try to chill to 100 and then switch to recirculating ice water. 5 gallons of 212F wort can turn 40 lbs of ice to bath water.
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I suppose I could buy something like this and rig the chiller to it (if I can find garden hose attachments) and plop into a full sink.

Thanks for all the help, being forced to move into a less than ideal apartment with little to work with, isn't fun.
That's what I would do. Do you have a dual basin sink? If so, put your pump in the full side and pump through the IC to the other drain. When your temp comes down add your ice to the supply and move your outlet to the supply basin and recirculate.
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Well, finally built the Lowes brand Rubbermade MT and it leaks, as others have encountered. Still has a lot of play in the rotation of the handle.

Had to put a bunch of O-rings between the washers and original gasket, as well as the outside between the washers (took 6 washers!) and cooler. I don't know if they're heat resistant (or food safe) so it may be a problem. No information on the package of O-rings. May have to find another solution before brew day.

Edit: More washers and more o-rings did the trick, although 170 degree water just warped the crap out of it. Thought it was going to crack and melt like the first BB I melted with hot water when I started years ago.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:49 AM   #2448
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Well, finally built the Lowes brand Rubbermade MT and it leaks, as others have encountered. Still has a lot of play in the rotation of the handle.

Had to put a bunch of O-rings between the washers and original gasket, as well as the outside between the washers (took 6 washers!) and cooler. I don't know if they're heat resistant (or food safe) so it may be a problem. No information on the package of O-rings. May have to find another solution before brew day.

Edit: More washers and more o-rings did the trick, although 170 degree water just warped the crap out of it. Thought it was going to crack and melt like the first BB I melted with hot water when I started years ago.
Return the fittings and buy a weldless bulkhead and valve from brewhardware.com. Less pieces and not expensive and it's stainless.

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Quick question... For a 48 qt rectangular cooler, is the 3/8 ball valve the correct size or is 1/2 needed. I have read both ways, just curious on it. Forgive my lack of engineering knowledge.

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