Originally Posted by KrayzieVanh
I am thinking about making this for my next batch. Which would be better:
1/4" @ 50' ($40) or 3/8" @ 20' ($24)
I am thinking of using a spare aquarium pump that would cycle ice water through the tubing.
the more cooling surface area the better, right? That's the logic I would use, but im sure theres someone here that can give you a more scientific reason.
i went with 3/8 because it was cheaper, thats the only reason.
Are you going to be circulating water or just pushing ice water through? if circulating, wouldnt the return water be hot and make circulating less effective than running tap through (unless you keep adding ice)? same sort of deal with pushing ice water, you'll have to keep adding water to the ice pool. with the water cool faster than you push it through?
just some thoughts.