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Old 03-22-2009, 02:34 AM   #21
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I was just thinking that.


What kind of camera are you using?
here, I used the Pentax K100D - a 6.1 MP DSLR


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Old 04-10-2009, 05:15 PM   #22
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Just wanted to update everyone. I used the chiller for the first time today and it worked like a charm - took 2.5 gallons of wort down to 90 degrees in about 10 minutes (maybe 15 - I forgot to time it). The size was perfect for my pot too - the vinyl tubing was out of the wort (the lower side, just barely, but it was out). Nothing leaked either!



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Old 04-10-2009, 06:00 PM   #23
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Or melt. Don't ask me how I know this. I also think it's worthwhile to put two tubing clamps on each end of the IC.

Just use a metal tubing set for double flares and use only the first step in making a double flare to make the bulb in the copper tubing preventing your flexible hose from coming off.
The bulb at the copper IC ends will then look and operate like your radiator stub ends on your cars radiator. It's there for a reason, a simple fix. Other issues about longer copper away from the heat should also be applied for a hot kink free hose system.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:57 PM   #24
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Great tutorial JLem! I might just have to make one of these now! Great photos too, the DoF you used really makes the chiller pop out of the photo.

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Old 06-06-2009, 08:07 AM   #25
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Nice and easy. Thanks for posting. I'm going to take my old CFC and convert it to IC and do something like this.
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here, I used the Pentax K100D - a 6.1 MP DSLR
What lens did you use?
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Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG Macro
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Looks like a nice chiller. I'm thinking of building one too and will use some of your plans.
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Bought the supplies for this build last night. Going to put it together tomorrow, I'll try to incorporate everyone's comments.

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What do you guys think, do you think it would be better to run the exit tube through the inside of the chiller instead of on the outside like in this build? I'm sure it doesn't matter, just seeing what the general consensus is. I feel like going through the internal the chiller could be closer to the perimiter, heating the outside wort, allowing you to whirlpool on the inside.


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