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Old 06-06-2012, 03:47 PM   #11
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #12
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The coil was around $60 or 70 shipped and came with standard hose fittings on it. We didn't get it here, but check out StainlessBrewing.com. I think he has reasonable prices and will bend it however you want it.

Same thing from Stainlessbrewing.com 25' for $57 and he copied the one the Brewhemoth site. It looks great on the pictures. I haven't been home to see it in person.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:28 PM   #13
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Strong work!!!

Any chance you could post a parts list? Not the Conical but everything past the hoses?
Thanks man.

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SS Chiller ($66.99) Link
3/8" Compression Bulkhead (x2 @ $14.21) Link
1/2" Type C Camlock (x2 @ $6.29) Link
1/2" Type A Camlock (x2 @ $3.84) Link
158 GPH Miniature Submersible Fountain Pump ($8.99) Link
***This we intend to upgrade to this 620 GPH pump***

We purchased the hosing and 4 SS 3/8 or 1/2" (don't recall) washers from HD for less than $10 total.

The only difficult part to this entire system was trimming the chiller top tubes to the correct length so that it fit down in the conical at the correct height.

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Old 06-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #14
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Thanks!!

I have an extra one of the smaller pumps already. Does it run all the time and that's why you want to upgrade to a bigger pump?

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Old 06-07-2012, 05:32 PM   #15
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Thanks!!

I have an extra one of the smaller pumps already. Does it run all the time and that's why you want to upgrade to a bigger pump?
No, the flow rate just isnt strong enough to pump it the height we intend for it to pump. For now we have it sitting on a second conical. Don't plan to keep it that way. Hope this helps.
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Cool thanks!! Was wondering about that in the picture.

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Old 06-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #17
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Great thread. Planned on doing something like this before I saw this thread, and now I'll use your ideas as well. Really nice job.
Do you think you need that big of an immersion chiller of do you think you could get away with 25' X 3/8"? Also, what are you using for your drain parts/valve under the conical if you don't mind me asking?

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Old 06-07-2012, 07:51 PM   #18
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Very cool idea... I cant see the pictures (at work) but I get the gist of it. Where is the temp probe located? Have you checked it in different areas throughout the vessel? I assume you get enough convection from active fermentation that the wort mixes enough to be consistent?

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #19
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i would think a 5 gal bucket of water in a dorm fridge would be a great replacement for the cooler and bags of ice.....

in the winter you could throw a space heater in the fridge to heat the water.....

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:11 PM   #20
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How much SS coil do you think you really need? I wonder if a "U" extending a foot or so into the fermenting beer would be enough.

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