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tomridder 09-06-2011 05:18 PM

Inexpensive Wart Chiller Pump Idea to Share
 
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Yesterday I brewed ny second batch of beer. I was frustrated over how long it took me too cool dowm my wort on batch no. 1.

So I made myself the usual copper coil wort chiller. Living here in So. Cal, I did not want to hook up a garden hose and waist all of that water. So I got out my big old ice chest, froze 4 gallons of tap water, dumped that into the ice chest and filled the ice chest with water. I bought a really cheap fountain pump from Harbor Freight. Dumped that into the ice bath and circulated the water. I cooled from the boil down to 70F in under 15 minutes. Attached is a picture and the info on the pump. The bump comes with several fittings but all you need to do is cut off a piece of 3/4 ID garden hose and slip it on.

When complete, I dumped the water into the swimming pool. No wasted water.


tomridder 09-06-2011 05:18 PM

Inexpensive Wart Chiller Pump Idea to Share
 
3 Attachment(s)

Yesterday I brewed ny second batch of beer. I was frustrated over how long it took me too cool dowm my wort on batch no. 1.

So I made myself the usual copper coil wort chiller. Living here in So. Cal, I did not want to hook up a garden hose and waist all of that water. So I got out my big old ice chest, froze 4 gallons of tap water, dumped that into the ice chest and filled the ice chest with water. I bought a really cheap fountain pump from Harbor Freight. Dumped that into the ice bath and circulated the water. I cooled from the boil down to 70F in under 15 minutes. Attached is a picture and the info on the pump. The bump comes with several fittings but all you need to do is cut off a piece of 3/4 ID garden hose and slip it on.

When complete, I dumped the water into the swimming pool. No wasted water.


tomridder 09-06-2011 05:18 PM

Inexpensive Wart Chiller Pump Idea to Share
 
3 Attachment(s)

Yesterday I brewed ny second batch of beer. I was frustrated over how long it took me too cool dowm my wort on batch no. 1.

So I made myself the usual copper coil wort chiller. Living here in So. Cal, I did not want to hook up a garden hose and waist all of that water. So I got out my big old ice chest, froze 4 gallons of tap water, dumped that into the ice chest and filled the ice chest with water. I bought a really cheap fountain pump from Harbor Freight. Dumped that into the ice bath and circulated the water. I cooled from the boil down to 70F in under 15 minutes. Attached is a picture and the info on the pump. The bump comes with several fittings but all you need to do is cut off a piece of 3/4 ID garden hose and slip it on.

When complete, I dumped the water into the swimming pool. No wasted water.



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