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Old 12-12-2012, 04:59 PM   #41
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Sweet build! Just throwing this out there for you, but I insulated my hot side equipment (all Sanke keg holes) with Reflectix insulation sealed with duct tape then shot with insulating truck bed liner. Very efficient and sturdy, plus it looks good. Check out my HLT build in my threads. I would post a link but I'm on my phone. I will be following this thread and can't wait to see the final product.

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Old 12-12-2012, 06:13 PM   #42
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Sweet build! Just throwing this out there for you, but I insulated my hot side equipment (all Sanke keg holes) with Reflectix insulation sealed with duct tape then shot with insulating truck bed liner. Very efficient and sturdy, plus it looks good. Check out my HLT build in my threads. I would post a link but I'm on my phone. I will be following this thread and can't wait to see the final product.
Thanks! I'll check it out.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #43
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Stainless tube showed up today for my fermenter (along with some other toys). I'll be sealing a probe into the bottom of it later today or tomorrow.



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Old 02-20-2014, 06:16 AM   #44
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Any update on this? I have a plastic conical and I'm thinking of doing this using a stainless coil immersion chiller connected to a reservoir of water cooled by peltier.

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Any update on this? I have a plastic conical and I'm thinking of doing this using a stainless coil immersion chiller connected to a reservoir of water cooled by peltier.
Totally thought I updated this a while ago, whoops! So I have been using this setup for many batches now and it has been working great! I have yet to clean up the wiring mess and such as I may move to a BrewPi.

The stainless coil I am using has no issues pulling up or down the temp of the 5 gallons in the fermenter even with the extremely limited flow (due to my pump).

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I am currently working on a peltier based heating and cooling upgrade for my system too, some parts were gutted from an old water block I made for a graphics card years ago.

The possible new chiller unit.


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Old 02-20-2014, 03:08 PM   #46
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just out of curiosity... How much do you think it would cost to run that?

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just out of curiosity... How much do you think it would cost to run that?
Not sure yet. It still gets quite cool @ 5vdc/3amps so I am hoping I can use it there. If I get some time in the next few weeks I'm going to get it hooked up to a small 1U computer powersupply and see what my Kill A Watt says.
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