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Old 10-05-2013, 04:38 PM   #191
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After about 30 minutes of scrubing with isopropylic alcohol i managed to whipe the text off
Now, after another 60 minutes, i have a new (and my first) chiller, a rib cage chiller
15 meters (50' i think) of 9.52 mm (3/85") tubing.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:26 AM   #192
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Ha, I thought I came up with this idea, but it turns out you beat me by 4 years. I think my design is a bit of an "improvement." I used three 16 foot strands of 1/4 copper tubing, so it has an extremely high surface area to coolant volume ratio, so it should be more efficient. I posted a write up on my blog here: http://lifefermented.wordpress.com/2...ler-the-hydra/
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:23 PM   #193
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After about 30 minutes of scrubing with isopropylic alcohol i managed to whipe the text off
Now, after another 60 minutes, i have a new (and my first) chiller, a rib cage chiller
15 meters (50' i think) of 9.52 mm (3/85") tubing.
Very clean build, well done bionut.

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #194
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Thanks vinylrooster!
I can't wait to test it out.

 
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:06 PM   #195
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That design is awesome!!! It's like a double wort chiller!

 
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:11 AM   #196
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I'm thinking about building a wort chiller and using a fountain pump to cycle the water. But my idea is getting a submersible pump and recirculating the water from a cooler with ice water and back into to the cooler to bring it back down. That way I'm not waisting a lot of water. My question is this.....does this sound okay or more like a hair ball idea. Any info or ideas?

 
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:44 PM   #197
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Lots of people do it. Should work fine.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:06 PM   #198
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Thanks for the quick reply. I was thinking about doing this for the different temps. This way I can control the flow and temp good and hopefully have really cold water circulating to bring the wort temp down quickly.

 
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:02 PM   #199
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Sounds good, but you need to keep the first litres of water because it is too hot and will melt the ice very quickly.

 
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:12 PM   #200
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I'm thinking about building a wort chiller and using a fountain pump to cycle the water. But my idea is getting a submersible pump and recirculating the water from a cooler with ice water and back into to the cooler to bring it back down. That way I'm not waisting a lot of water. My question is this.....does this sound okay or more like a hair ball idea. Any info or ideas?
Sweet idea man! I never liked the idea of wasting water like that either that's why I've never used a wort chiller but if I use a fountain pump like you that would be totally doable!
Thanks for sharing!!

 
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