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Old 02-09-2009, 09:19 PM   #21
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That may work, and I am not super experienced with copper... but generally to get a useful anneal you have to hold at temperature for around 30-60 minutes and cool slowly to avoid forming hardened compounds. I could be wrong though.

 
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:01 PM   #22
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I've done it with copper head gaskets before, just used a propane torch, I've not done it with copper pipe though. It works the opposite of steel.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:17 PM   #23
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weird......

 
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:15 AM   #24
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I think this demonstrates pretty well the annealing of copper.


I've found that you don't have to quench the copper, you can just let it cool slowly or quench it, either works.

overall... I'd buy tubing instead of rigid copper, but this might be useful for a dip tube.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:00 PM   #25
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Thats pretty interesting though, might be cool to try.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:41 PM   #26
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As promised here are a few more pictures.

Here is the herms coil.



And the march pump, the wire nuts were only a temp setup for this weekend to test the brewtroller.



And finally here they are all set up.

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Old 02-16-2009, 01:38 PM   #27
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Looks really nice! How did the test go?
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:15 PM   #28
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Very very well, couldn't be happier the way it's working right now.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:27 AM   #29
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Very nice!

 
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:22 PM   #30
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It looks great!

What will your sparge arm look like?

 
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