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Old 06-18-2012, 05:29 AM   #1
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Default Can i use copper graded for 150 deg. In wort chiller

Ok, so my next task is to buy supplies and build a wort chiller. Local hardware store says they have 25' of refrigeration tubing for a very cheap price. BUT, they said it is not rated for higher than 150 degrees. Now I'm thinking that because I will be running cold water through the copper, it will be ok.

Has anyone used copper similar to this?

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:10 AM   #2
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I wouldnt worry about it, coppers melting point is almost 2000f so your boiling wort isnt even coming close to hurting it.

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Old 06-18-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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I wouldnt worry about it, coppers melting point is almost 2000f so your boiling wort isnt even coming close to hurting it.
What he said.
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Never heard of copper tubing with a temperature rating. Are you sure that's not a maximum pressure rating?

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Yeh max rating of 150f

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You sure they didn't mean 150 PSI instead? Copper doesn't have a temp rating for refrigeration that i know of. 150 F is completely different from 150 PSI. As to your chiller question, you'll be fine. I use the last 10 minutes of the boil to sanitize mine.

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that does not make sense. Copper can withstand temos way hotter then 150 f.

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Well I may have a little bit of more info, I went to the store and read the package.

Resists temperatures up to 150 degrees
•not a temperature rating

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Well I may have a little bit of more info, I went to the store and read the package.

Resists temperatures up to 150 degrees
•not a temperature rating
That's referring to using it as it's intended, as a presurized closed system. That doesn't apply when using it to make a chiller.
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Yeh when I called initially, the clerk told me it had a temp rating. After seeing it, I could have smacked the guy upside the head

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