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Old 02-19-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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i have weldless fitting that i use with my march pump, and currently i have just been pretty much recirculating the hot wort over the top of the kettle as i use my IC. it helps with the temp drops but makes for a mess of the hot break and hop trub. i figured i would step it up and add a return into the kettle, pretty much duplicating the valve i have now. on the inside, i would have a 90 degree elbow and a short (say six inch) piece of copper tubing bent slightly with the curve of the kettle. here is my ghetto 20 second sketch


would you guys recommend that i have the return just above the wort level, or submerged? i was going to go with submerged. any other input before i run to the hardware store?
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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I would have the return under the wort level.

 
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:16 PM   #3
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For the cost of the ball valve and all the hardware, I suspect that it would be much cheaper to make the return out of tubing and come up over the side ala
Jamil: http://www.mrmalty.com/chiller.php. This way you wouldn't have to drill another hole.

Also, you'll definitely want the wort to return "submerged" to help prevent HSA. Assuming it actually exists.

 
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For the cost of the ball valve and all the hardware, I suspect that it would be much cheaper to make the return out of tubing and come up over the side ala
Jamil: http://www.mrmalty.com/chiller.php. This way you wouldn't have to drill another hole.

Also, you'll definitely want the wort to return "submerged" to help prevent HSA. Assuming it actually exists.
hmm veryy nice.
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