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Old 08-02-2011, 01:56 AM   #1
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Default My Dual Coil Immersion Chiller

I thought I would share some pics of my Dual Coil Immersion Chiller. I picked up two 1/2" x 25' copper coils based on a tip from the forum for a steal $17 each (THANKS to outside92129!!!). Based on another tip from Palefire, the dual coil was a great idea for cramming 50' of copper under a full boil. This thing is a Killer Chiller! My (4 months) old 3/8" x 20' is down right wimpy next to this beast.

In case you missed it, here's the deal:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...3925582&aff=cj

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dual-coil-wort-chiller.jpg   dual-coil-wort-chiller-bottom.jpg   wort-chillers.jpg  
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:59 AM   #2
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That looks great. What fittings do you have for your water in and out?

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Old 08-02-2011, 02:54 AM   #3
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That looks great. What fittings do you have for your water in and out?
Here is the parts list. I ended up buying locally but it literally took me five stores to find all the right bits. I would have been much better off just buying online as these are much better prices than I paid from Lowes etc.

(3) 3/8 90's ( to make the 90 degree bends)ICS-107C-E https://coppertubingsales.com/storef...roducts_id=561

(2) 3/8 x 1/2 mip ( to connect the copper tubing to the garden hose fittings. Put adapter and garden hose fitting together before soldering.)ICS-104R-EF https://coppertubingsales.com/storef...roducts_id=511

(1) 1/2 fpt x 3/4 mgh ( garden hose fitting) ICS-AHN130FK https://coppertubingsales.com/storef...roducts_id=364

(1) 1/2 fpt x 3/4 fghs ( swivel female garden hose)ICS-ASWHN129FK https://coppertubingsales.com/storef...roducts_id=392

(2) 3/8" Tee ICS-111-E https://coppertubingsales.com/storef...roducts_id=617
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:58 AM   #4
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That looks great. What fittings do you have for your water in and out?
Looks like standard brass hose couplings on the big chiller...

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Thanks for the response. Links are always helpful. I'll have to pick some of these fittings up. I've got garden hose quick connects on mine but have had leaking problems on my last two batches.

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how much water does it displace?

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Love it! Looks fantastic. Jeez, haven't even had the time to begin making mine ... I'm jealous!

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how much water does it displace?
Yeah, I was worried about that after I finished it but it turned out to be fine. I didn't measure the exact displacement as I haven't made a gallon marking stick for my pot yet. But eyeballing it's about half a gallon which isn't a big deal on brew day. I have a 32 qt pot so even with 6 gallons left post boil, there is plenty of room for the IC. When I get around to the stick, I can follow up more precisely.
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(2) 3/8 x 1/2 mip ( to connect the copper tubing to the garden hose fittings. Put adapter and garden hose fitting together before soldering.)ICS-104R-EF https://coppertubingsales.com/storef...roducts_id=511



How did you connect the garden hose fitting to the adapter? Only screwed on or is there anything else to make it permanent?

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How did you connect the garden hose fitting to the adapter? Only screwed on or is there anything else to make it permanent?
They are screwed on with teflon tape. I guess you could sweat the connection as well though even though it is threaded. You would just need to remove the rubber seal on the inlet before applying the torch. Hmmm, maybe I'll try that. Then again, it ain't broke so maybe I shouldn't fix it. The hose connectors are outside the pot so it even if it did leak, it would not cause a contamination issue.
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