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Old 05-07-2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default Show us your DIY wort chillers

I am looking to build a chiller, either a CFC or an IC to handle cooling wort in my newly built 15.5 gallon keggle. I am leaning toward something like Jamil's with the whirlpool return, which gets the wort circulating against the IC, but I wanted to see what everyone else built and make a final decision. I have read a ton of posts and there are so many different ways to build one, I wanted to get a thread going with them all in one place for other folks like myself looking to DIY. I know that there are a million different ways to build one so show 'em off!

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Old 05-07-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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Here's a couple shots of mine. Nothing fancy, except for the step in the bottom to straddle the filter in my boil kettle. Generally reduces a 5 gallon boil to under 70 in about 15 minutes.


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Nice idea to make it sit straight in the brew pot. Is that steel wire you used to make it more rigid?

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Nice idea to make it sit straight in the brew pot. Is that steel wire you used to make it more rigid?
Stainless tie wire...
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:23 AM   #5
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I use a regular old wort chiller, but my whirlpool is a little more interesting.
http://morebeer.ning.com/profiles/bl...e-whirlpool-of

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Old 05-07-2010, 04:39 AM   #6
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Like the Whirlpool of Doom to put my March pump to use. Also like Nitrousbob's inner/outer ring w/ recirc set up. Lot of copper tubing there!

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:12 PM   #8
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50' 1/2" Bobby_M style. No connector on the outlet as the 1 I bought must have been aluminum alloy instead of brass and wouldn't solder. I just slide a 10 gallon cooler next to the pot to catch the discharge. Total cost was right at $55 (I had solder and torch already).

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:57 PM   #9
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50 ft coil uprights are 1/2 solid I soldered the coil to the upright to make it rigid.



reason for such high uprights is to fit the 120 qt pot




The IC's are pretty much all the same some more elaborate than others . I use a Shirron plate chiller now .

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Here you go. It's a Bobby M special. 50' of 1/2" tubing.

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