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Old 06-21-2014, 11:25 PM   #31
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This sounds like a setup I'd really like to try. What tubing/adaptors do I need to hook up one of those pumps to a IC with a standard gardenhose attachment on it?
Figured it out. 5/8 inch inside diameter tubing & a 5/8 "garden hose male repair" connector that basically converts the other end of the tube into a garden hose that will attach to my IC. Success!
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:22 PM   #32
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Figured it out. 5/8 inch inside diameter tubing & a 5/8 "garden hose male repair" connector that basically converts the other end of the tube into a garden hose that will attach to my IC. Success!
Right the first time. That's exactly what I use.
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This is going to be complicated but: if you combine a few ideas here you could have something interesting. Take the glycerol solution idea and run it through a counterflow chiller. If you could have that cold solution recirc through a refrigerator or freezer element you could be on to something.

I've seen pro breweries use liquid to air chillers. Pump hot wort through a radiator/heat exchanger with large fans mounted to it. Obviously this is less efficient since water > air but if the goal is to not run water then the best bet would be to recirc the wort through this type of chiller as fast as possible with a strong fan setup on each side of the exchanger in a push/pull.

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