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Old 02-17-2009, 01:43 AM   #221
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Skrimpy,
No picture, but I can describe it for you.

The thermometer has 1/2" male pipe threads with a 2" probe, it goes into the side of a brass 1/2" female T. The other side of the T has a barbed fitting that goes into the neck of the carboy. The bottom of the T goes has a compression fitting for the copper coming from the chiller.

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:38 PM   #222
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Anybody ever tried using the braided PVC tubing with their chiller to recirc for about 10 min.? Will this tubing hold up under boiling temps until I can get my silicone? Thanks for the help.

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Old 02-19-2009, 03:33 PM   #223
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Anybody ever tried using the braided PVC tubing with their chiller to recirc for about 10 min.? Will this tubing hold up under boiling temps until I can get my silicone? Thanks for the help.
With anything vinyl I would be afraid of off flavors being extracted at 212F. If you're looking to sanitize the chiller, just plug the outflow and pour some sanitizer into the chiller using a funnel. Let the sanitizer sit in there until you're almost ready to chill the wort. I did this for several brews before finally switching to silicone tubing, and it worked fine.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:07 AM   #224
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Thank you for this thread. It helped me make this:





I put four feet of hose on each end, with a FGH on one of them. This way, I can hook it up to my faucet, and drain it in the same faucet. Thank you for the info.

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Old 02-28-2009, 07:24 PM   #225
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mjb1962853,

You could put a bucket inside the bucket, attach some fittings and recirculate ice water through, or put another copper coil inside the bucket with some ice water before sending the superchilled wort to the fermenter.

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Old 02-28-2009, 10:10 PM   #226
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I followed the tutorial and made my CFC the other day. Thanks Bobby!!!

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Old 03-02-2009, 09:54 PM   #227
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I love this hobby! It feeds my need for beer AND building crap!! Love it!
Thanks for the help from everyone on this thread

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Old 03-03-2009, 02:32 AM   #228
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Hightech therm.



Probably need to wrap some clear take around the piece of Aluminum. Wish I made the copper pipe longer, but ran out of scrap and had to settle for AL.

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Old 03-03-2009, 05:09 AM   #229
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I went to the LHBS this weekend to show off my chiller, and the owner offered to trade me a chiller for $100 worth of supplies, so I'm going to make my second one this week. I just have to make it narrower with more copper sticking out and less garden hose on the ends. Thank you again for helping me get more supplies. I'm going to buy an 8 gal. pot with the trade in so I can do full boils.

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Old 03-03-2009, 06:34 AM   #230
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Sweet build. This just may be my next project.

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