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Old 03-18-2009, 05:39 PM   #1
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Hi
Looking for advice as to what type of piping/tubing anyone could recommend to transport hot wort from my boiling kettle to my fermentor in the basement. I currently do a full wort boil in the kitchen with a 10 gal kettel and carry the 5+ gal hot kettle down into the basement where I use a plate chiller attached to my utility sink. I'd like to run either high temp tubing, copper, pvc, etc. to connect my 1/2" barbed outlet on the kettle to the plate chiller - figure 30-40 feet total. Would I need a pump also? With this, I could eventually heat the wort in the 'well vented' garage and a highout propane heater and do the same thing.

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Old 03-18-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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Easy as pie. 30-40' - yeah, I think you might need a pump, but gravity does work.

 
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:28 PM   #3
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McMaster-Carr part 3038k26.

 
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:39 PM   #4
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Any reason you'd want to go with mcmaster-carr on this one? Looks like the same stuff from B3 and AHS but costs 1.21 more per foot.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:34 PM   #5
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I'd go with the silicone tubing as well. You could also use copper tubing or stainless if it could be permanent. There are other food grade high temp tubing choices but those are more expensive than silicone.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:42 PM   #6
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If this is a permanent situation in the house, just plum it in with copper for the majority of the run with a ball valve and hardware on each end to connect with Boil kettle and Plate Chiller.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:43 PM   #7
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I currently do a full wort boil in the kitchen with a 10 gal kettel and carry the 5+ gal hot kettle down into the basement where I use a plate chiller attached to my utility sink.
Is it possible to run the plate chiller off the kitchen sink? Then you only have to carry 5+ gal of cooled wort into the basement. Try a rubber sink/hose adapter thingy (sorry for the lack of terminalogy...to tired to think that one up.)
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:45 PM   #8
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If this was going to be a permanent setup, I'd run hard copper line most of the way. Then buy a few feet of the silicone stuff for each end. $2.10/ft. is going add up really quick, but 1/2" copper tubing is CHEAP. Buy a couple 10' sections, some couplers, and 1/2" barbed ends and you'll be set.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:59 PM   #9
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Sanitizing that would suck. I mean, all you have to do is pour it down the pipe/tubing, but just some food for thought.

 
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:22 PM   #10
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You could also use PEX tubing. It is only rated to 200 deg F, but I use a short piece of it to attach my brew kettle to my plate chiller and it works great. As long as you don't pump it at over 80 psi the pipe will handle the temperature just fine. It runs about $13 for a 50' roll of 1/2" around here or you can get 10' lengths for about $3 each.

 
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