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Old 02-11-2013, 12:02 AM   #161
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I put this together yesterday and put it to work tonight. Works great. Got 5.5g down to 78 in about 10 minutes. When I eventually install a ball valve i'll be able to adjust the flow to get me lower.

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #162
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For those that re-used tubing from an immersion chiller to build a counterflow, how did you do it? Leave the tubing coiled and slide the garden hose over it or straighten it out, slide on the hose then re-coil it?

I've been planning to build one for a while but can't decide about going cheap and cutting up my immersion chiller, with the potential of having nothing for a while. Saving $30 on copper that can be spent elsewhere seems like a good idea.

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For those that re-used tubing from an immersion chiller to build a counterflow, how did you do it? Leave the tubing coiled and slide the garden hose over it or straighten it out, slide on the hose then re-coil it?

I've been planning to build one for a while but can't decide about going cheap and cutting up my immersion chiller, with the potential of having nothing for a while. Saving $30 on copper that can be spent elsewhere seems like a good idea.
I straightened mine out and then re-coiled it around a corny keg, It worked great, got 15 gallons of wort to 72 in around 25 minutes using gravity.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:38 AM   #164
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I straightened mine out and then re-coiled it around a corny keg, It worked great, got 15 gallons of wort to 72 in around 25 minutes using gravity.
Same.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:39 AM   #165
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I straightened mine out and then re-coiled it around a corny keg, It worked great, got 15 gallons of wort to 72 in around 25 minutes using gravity.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:28 AM   #166
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Just try to minimize the amount of coiling and straightening iterations with copper, as that can affect the integrity of the material. A couple times isn't a big deal, but don't count on coiling it and straightening it 5 to 10 times.

Straightening an IC and recoiling it as a CFC is perfectly fine.

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If I have 1/2" OD Ref Tubing x 20' and 5/8" ID rubber hose, will that be enough water volume/space for the 1/2" tubing? I do plan on pumping ice water through the rubber hose, and more than likely recirculating back into my BK.

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If I have 1/2" OD Ref Tubing x 20' and 5/8" ID rubber hose, will that be enough water volume/space for the 1/2" tubing? I do plan on pumping ice water through the rubber hose, and more than likely recirculating back into my BK.

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I would either go with a smaller tube size, or a thinner walled copper tube type than REF.
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So I should look into a 3/4" hose then as I already have both, and would be cheaper for the hose than new copper?

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So I should look into a 3/4" hose then as I already have both, and would be cheaper for the hose than new copper?
That could work. How long of a length of copper do you have? What's your tap water temperature?
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