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Old 07-29-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default looking for some 1/4" stainless steel tubing for chiller

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I was wondering if anybody knows where I can get some 1/4" stainless steel tubing in a coil
For a reasonable price.

I am looking into making a small kegerator for traveling on a motorcycle and need some stainless for a chiller running through a small cooler of ice water as a full size plate chiller would be too large for the application that I am working with.

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Old 07-29-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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Here ya go:

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Old 07-29-2009, 11:13 PM   #3
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You'll get more bang for your buck going with copper...

Copper is a much better thermal conductor than stainless steel.

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There is a guy on ebay who makes stainless wort chillers out of his house. From the pics they look very nice and very inexpensive. Do a search for them and you will find him easily. May be worthwhile to see if he can make you something to fit your needs.

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You'll get more bang for your buck going with copper...

Copper is a much better thermal conductor than stainless steel.
I know copper will conduct heat much better.
But for sanitary reasons I think SS will be better in long run.
Are there any arguments for SS against copper for this reason?
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Carbonated beverages in copper/brass will leach copper, risking heavy metal poisoning by copper. Stick with stainless.

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Hell your steel Co2 bottles filled with dry Co2 gas or any bottle with a trace of moisture causes carbonic acid that etches or eats into the those steel bottles. When tested, actually sonic wall thickness tested they can detect how bad this etching has gone into the original bottles body. They also tumble the bottles with a media material, wash, dry and inspect before refilling after a sonic test has been preformed. Steel is as clean as aluminum bottles on "rust taste".
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You'll get more bang for your buck going with copper...

Copper is a much better thermal conductor than stainless steel.
You don't want copper if the beer is carbonated.


EDIT: I guess that comment was redundant. CO2 reacts with copper.
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A kegerator on a motorcycle?

I need some pics, or at least some more story, please!

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Also, you'd probably have to worry about galvanization over time if you had copper and steel with beer in between them.

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