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Old 04-09-2012, 12:29 AM   #11
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I run the first hot water into my mlt with oxy clean for cleaning.

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Old 04-09-2012, 12:39 AM   #12
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I run the first hot water into my mlt with oxy clean for cleaning.
I run first running inti the HLT, and second running of the hit water into MLT, that way you can oxiclean the kettle and rinse with hotter water.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:18 AM   #13
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Nice job on the chiller.

If you get a few bucks, make another chiller, but only make it 25' long and use it as a pre-chiller. Run your hose to the short chiller and put it in a cooler of ice water, then run a hose to your big chiller in your wort. Stir you wort with your chiller as it cools.

I have 80* tap water and chill my wort to 60* in less than 15 minutes and use less than 20 gallons of water.

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Old 04-09-2012, 04:31 AM   #14
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Was thinking of just getting a pump to circulate ice water. Think it will be roughly the same price for the pump as a roll of tubing.

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Old 05-03-2012, 03:16 AM   #15
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If you use the pre-chiller idea, dump a good amount of salt into the ice water. It will drop the water temp another 10 degrees to around 25 or so.

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:00 AM   #16
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Just a compression fitting directly to two hose connectors.

3/8" to Hose connector = $5 x2 = $10
Let us know how those connectors work out for you. I JUST bought one yesterday for my setup intending the same thing. I couldn't find something to go from Hose-to-barb in a small enough hose barb to be effective. I'm concerned the weight of the hose will bend the copper down over time with the angle it's got.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:24 AM   #17
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Was thinking of just getting a pump to circulate ice water. Think it will be roughly the same price for the pump as a roll of tubing.
This is what I do. I used to use a sump pump from harbor freight. Now I use a small pond pump that I bought from....Lowes.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:45 AM   #18
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Now just trying to figure out the best place to put the run off. I don't want to flood the yard and I don't want 40 gallons of water running down the street either.

looks great. I have heard that the water comes out vey hot and it could kill the grass. I'm ready to make (or hopefully find one on Craig's list). I would also like to know where you will be dumping it. some dump into the washing machine but that's not an option for me.[/QUOTE]

I run it into a 55gal drum to water the garden when it cools.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:58 AM   #19
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Run it into another pot and use the hot water for cleanup.

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