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Old 04-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Built my own wort chiller today. I'm pretty proud of it.... What do y'all think?





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Old 04-29-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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Tada!!! Looks like it'll work.



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Old 04-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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Nice job. Tighten it up a lil bit and she'll do the job.

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Looks just fine. What did have to wrap it around? My first chiller I used a paint can, which worked great and gave me a nice looking chiller. But recently I got a much larger (wider) kettle, and will use the leftover 25' of copper to make a new chiller that has less coils above the wort level.

Any ideas on other household objects that would make a larger diameter chiller than a paint can?

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^5 gallon bucket? Small bathroom trash can? Smaller cooking pot?

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Cool! Actually it looks cool and will cool your wort quicker too!

I made one myself last week. I hope to use it in the next few days once I get a chance to brew another batch. Sure going to beat waiting while the pot sits in an ice bath for what seems like forever.

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I used a 5 gal bucket which made the coil for the chiller perfect for my pot size

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I used a 5 gal bucket which made the coil for the chiller perfect for my pot size
Thanks for the replies, anyone that used a 5 gal bucket have final dimensions (mainly diameter) of the immersion chiller after you take it off the bucket and let it expand?

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I bought (and then returned) one of those concrete forming tubes from Lowes when I built mine.

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I bought (and then returned) one of those concrete forming tubes from Lowes when I built mine.
Now THAT'S a thinking man!


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