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Old 10-26-2011, 12:36 AM   #1
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Could someone who uses one of these please tell me the temperature of the water leaving the cooler?
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I use a 25' CFC, it can take 5.5 gallons of boiling wort to 75 degrees in 10 min.

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I use a 25' CFC, it can take 5.5 gallons of boiling wort to 75 degrees in 10 min.
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Could someone who uses one of these please tell me the temperature of the water leaving the cooler?
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Well, that depends largely on the wort temperature. When you first start it the exhaust water is near boiling.

Edit: nevermind, I just noticed you said cfc.
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Thanks for the fast replies!
I ask because i found a rubber hose that says it's rated for 165 degrees and wonder if that's enough to use to build a CFC.

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I ask because i found a rubber hose that says it's rated for 165 degrees and wonder if that's enough to use to build a CFC.
The waste water exiting your CFC should not really get above 120-130F, so no worries.
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If the water leaving the CFC is anywhere near as hot as immersion chiller, I'd have to say possibly no. With that being said, I've never used a CFC, but I damn near scalded myself this past Saturday when I turned on my immersion chiller and the hose turned towards me!

FWIW, I've measured my immersion exhaust water at above 200 degrees.

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I ask because i found a rubber hose that says it's rated for 165 degrees and wonder if that's enough to use to build a CFC.
Mine is made with the standard yellow garden hose. I know I was supposed to use the black rubber hose that is rated for entry to Venus atmosphere... but Lowe's was running a deal, so I figured if it melted I would just build another one and consider it a lesson learned. However, I have never had a problem with mine after at least 6 batches through. I just make sure to turn the water on before the boiling wort touches it.
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If the water leaving the CFC is anywhere near as hot as immersion chiller, I'd have to say possibly no. With that being said, I've never used a CFC, but I damn near scalded myself this past Saturday when I turned on my immersion chiller and the hose turned towards me!

FWIW, I've measured my immersion exhaust water at above 200 degrees.
I know what you're saying...when I built my brewing setup the first time around I made my immersion cooler with 50 feet of 1/2 inch copper.That baby sucked heat out of the hot wort and I accidently made contact with the hot water. Didn't ever do it again!
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