Originally Posted by kuenro02
Why did you go with 2 coils? Just for more surface area? Then you can have it in your HLT for your herms coil and then you put it in your BK to run cool water through it? How did you connect your 2 coils? Thanks
I started with a 70' coil and it was too slow. I cut it half and made two 35' coils.
I use it as a HERMS and then move the lid to the BK for an immersion chiller.
I connected them with standard copper fittings. One coil delivers water to the bottom of the coil first and the other to the top first. They are manifolded into two 1/2' copper pipes, then into the quick connects. They really work well. From boil to 65 degrees in fifteen minutes with the motor spinning the paddle.
I have heard others bragging about the same chilling time, but mine really does it.