Originally Posted by tschmitt
Copper tubing sales has immersion chiller kits in 25 & 50 ft lengths for 3/8 or 1/2 tubing. All fittings and coil for 50 ft 1/2 inch chiller is 65 bucks. Put that on the Santa wish list. Will build over the holiday...been awhile since I sweated joints, but it is easy and should be fun to do it.
TSCHMITT, have you built yours yet? I was cruising through this thread and today searched for copper tubing & found the 'Home Brew Immersion Chiller Kits' on their website. The prices seems very fair, 50ft of 3/8 tubing with fittings for $50...Not bad at all. It would seem with the garden hose fitting option all I would need to pick up are the washing machine hoses to go with it.
The only real conern I have about building it is making sure it fits properly (diamter and height wise) in my kettle (10Gal. Bayou Classic). Is there any issue with having a 50' chiller with coils sticking out of the wort as I'm only doing partial boils at this point? (I suppose I could just spray it with StarSan before using too, right?)