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Old 01-28-2009, 03:24 AM   #1
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I'm building a HERMS system and haven't found much to describe how people are building the coils on the inside of their HLT.


I've always assumed that you just buy a normal immersion chiller, chop off the ends and then somehow connect it to the sides of the keggle...but now that I think of it, I'd imagine it's more difficult than that. Anyone mind describing what they did?
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:29 AM   #2
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I didnt describe it in my thread? Granted I have a cooler, but it aint that hard yo You will need some compression fittings.

 
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:31 AM   #3
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I made my coil out of a 60 ft. roll of 1/2" soft copper. I laid it out flat on the living room floor and roll it aound a empty keg to make the coil.

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Old 01-28-2009, 03:34 AM   #4
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I made my coil out of a 60 ft. roll of 1/2" soft copper. I laid it out flat on the living room floor and roll it aound a empty keg to make the coil.

Did you just soder those joints? What about through the pot/keg wall?
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:37 AM   #5
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Where'd you get your copper?
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2. CYBI - Gordon's IPA Clone
3. BCS - Scottish -80
4. BCS - Specialty Saison (Gold Medal at BMO)
In Process:
1. BCS - Janet's Brown Ale (Fermenting)

 
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:58 AM   #6
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CopperTubingSales.com :: ICS Indsutries :: is the best place to find a good price for copper tubing. If I may, I would like to sway you to the RIMS dark side. A 1500W element will allow you to recirc on a 15A circuit and you won't have to worry about $50+ worth of tubing.

The box of miracles compels you.

BTW-Sorry for not answering the PM, a local craft brewery and a home project has taken both my soberness and my time, respectively.

 
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:32 PM   #7
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Do I want refridgeration, K, or L type copper?
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3. BCS - Scottish -80
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1. BCS - Janet's Brown Ale (Fermenting)

 
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:16 PM   #8
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Refrigeration..

My 50' arrived from coppertubingsales.com last Friday. I used a 16qt pot for my coil diameter of about 11.5-12". I might cut a foot off to make a better pickup tube for my MT before I put the compression fittings on and screw it up to the HLT.

 
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:20 PM   #9
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What are "Compression Fittings" are these just the joints? How do they connect to the tubing?

1/2'' The Width to go?
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1. BCS - Wet Hopped West Coast Blaster
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3. BCS - Scottish -80
4. BCS - Specialty Saison (Gold Medal at BMO)
In Process:
1. BCS - Janet's Brown Ale (Fermenting)

 
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:25 PM   #10
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The size of the fittings will depend on the size of the copper tubing. You will need them on the ends to be abe to affix hose barbs or quick disconnects for your plumbing. Not sure how people are sealing them through the side of thier kettles.

 
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