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Old 03-08-2011, 03:22 PM   #41
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Here's what's arguably the most clever (and space-saving) bit. Chiller and pump all in one package:

How difficult (and/or practical) would it be to replace the coils with a plate chiller?

 
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:52 PM   #42
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Here's what's arguably the most clever (and space-saving) bit. Chiller and pump all in one package:

How difficult (and/or practical) would it be to replace the coils with a plate chiller?
Trivial, really. Plenty of room to plumb a plate chiller inside the bucket. I know at least one other CB20 builder went that route.

 
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:50 PM   #43
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Kona Brewing Longboard Lager, baby!
mmmmmmmm... my favorite when I was in Hawaii last summer. When swmbo came home a month or so ago with a 6-pack of it, reporting that she found a place by where she works (in NY) that has it... let's just say she had almost a good night as I had

 
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:14 AM   #44
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Trivial, really. Plenty of room to plumb a plate chiller inside the bucket. I know at least one other CB20 builder went that route.

Well this may be the first of many questions as I have determined this is the exact setup I need lol. As I am gathering the pieces to put this all together, I already have a "Chillout" 10 plate chiller from homebrewstuff.com that I would like to integrate into my system. I am wondering if anyone has suggestions about how I could mount this to the bucket, and how I would set up all the plumbing and fittings (and would this actually function similar as if I had the CFC). I figure this chiller should more than suffice for 3.5g batches. By the way jkarp....this system is ingenious, thanks for sharing!

 
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:04 PM   #45
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Reviving this thread as I am building this setup. I read Jkarps article on BYO and decided to go for that instead of a full fledged herms. I won't be using a CFC but an IC. I have a few questions though:

What would happen if one would start recirculation right after dough-in? You might be able to do step/ramp mashes in your coooler this way.

What would be the max feasible volume (that goes into the fermenter) for a 1.050-55 beer? As Jkarp I am going to use a 5gal cooler for mashing.

 
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:26 PM   #46
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Hey HBT. Long time, no visit.

I just happened to notice Blichmann got a patent on RIMS, specifically, a two-vessel RIMS system. Dunno where I'd find the time, but I'm sorely tempted to invalidate it.

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...number=8993273
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