The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Help with heat exchanger

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-02-2008, 01:36 AM   #1
AGBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AGBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 421
Liked 4 Times on 1 Posts

Default Help with heat exchanger

Looking to build a stand alone heat exchanger to run a herms coil. I'm looking for a little guidance on doing it right. My plan so far is to use my old 5 gallon stainless pot, with a 3/8 copper coil, and a water heater element. My plan so far is to use this controller: http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/pr...sp?sku=9352002 and an element similar to this: http://www.plumbingsupply.com/images...ment-02203.jpg I have a couple of questions. Do water heater elements have to mounted horizontally? Am I going to need an ssr? Source? Should I go with a pressure cooker rather than a regular pot?

__________________
AGBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2008, 10:54 AM   #2
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 21,822
Liked 899 Times on 600 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

How about using a corny keg? It will hold pressure.

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2008, 01:09 PM   #3
Funkenjaeger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Funkenjaeger's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 1,637
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Have you seen this yet?
http://sdcollins.home.mindspring.com/HX.html

__________________
Funkenjaeger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heat Exchanger Recirculation Trindled Equipment/Sanitation 13 10-04-2011 02:47 AM
old coffee pot heat exchanger? mattybrews Equipment/Sanitation 3 06-18-2009 03:19 PM
New Herms heat exchanger SSRider DIY Projects 7 01-07-2009 04:53 AM
Looking for heat exchanger post Stile Equipment/Sanitation 4 12-13-2008 07:20 PM
boiler heat exchanger MTbrew DIY Projects 5 05-29-2008 06:11 PM