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Old 12-10-2008, 01:56 PM   #11
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I have a wort chiller. The problem was the hose I thought was getting a good connection to my sink wasnt. After I set it up I walked away to give it some time. The water in hose popped off and I flooded the bathroom and couldnt get the hose to connect good so I had to go with just letting it chill outside.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:18 AM   #12
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I've made 20 batches in an un-modified cooler by sparging in my bottling bucket. I did use a copper tube that goes into the spigot in the bucket, across the bottom, bent 90°, then a clamped on mesh. I drilled a small bung to hold the tube in the spigot. The tuse goes all the way across to help retain it in the spigot, can't accidentally stir it out. I use a 4qt sauce pan to ladle the soup into the bucket. Oh, I line the bucket with a paint strainer bag from Home Depot.

My recatangular cooler is a size smaller though. More efficient that way. 34 qt? I've done 15# of grain in it, which fills the bucket to the brim. Oh, pour in some of the 176 water first, to pre-heat the corners. The inside are buckling just a bit after 20 hours at 152.

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Old 12-12-2008, 01:51 AM   #13
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Sounds like a success all things considered. My first AG took for freakin' ever because I hadn't put enough holes in my cpvc manifold and had only a trickle of wort. I fixed that problem before the next batch and things went well from then on.

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