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Old 03-31-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default My DIY Double Barrel Wort Chiller

Just finished my double barrel wort chiller and am excited to give it a try! Pretty standard, but I did the whole inner rings + outer rings thing connected with some copper tees so I still have one input and one output.

It probably would have been cheaper to buy pre-made at this point, but I like the whole DIY thing and I never soldered before, so I thought this would be a good learning experience.

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Old 03-31-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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Very Nice. I built my on Wort Chiller and it works awesome.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/diy-...hiller-284558/

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Old 03-31-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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Looks great! Let us know how it works out for ya!

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Old 03-31-2012, 06:03 PM   #4
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Thanks... I got a nice case of the ol' copper smelly hand syndrome right now!

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Old 03-31-2012, 07:07 PM   #5
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Default Works Great!

I built one like you have. It has a total of 60 Ft of copper tubing in it; it is all half inch copper. There are approximately 40 ft of copper in the outer coil and 20 ft in the inner coil. Because of the large surface area, the cooler works great. I am able to drop the temperature of wort from boiling to pitching temps in just under 10 minutes. I realize that results will vary depending on your water temperature, but I would expect that your results should be similar. Great job.

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Old 03-31-2012, 07:40 PM   #6
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Excellent build. You did it spot on with the I/O to the chiller.

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Old 04-01-2012, 12:05 AM   #7
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An immersion chiller is like the perfect DIY. They are super easy, and quite possibly the most useful thing in my brewery.

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Definitely was a good project... Super easy way to learn to solder too! I am super excited to see how much fast my wort cooling will be now!

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Finally used this for the first time yesterday... It worked great. Brought 5.5 gallons down to pitching temp in about 20 minutes, but I really had the hose on a trickle as I was collecting the hot h2o output in some used cornies I just got to work on cleaning out the syrup.

I think I could cut 5 minutes off that easy by increasing the flow a bit. Pretty cool and much easier than dealing with rotating out an ice bath.

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After making one myself I don't ever want to go to ice baths.

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