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Old 09-23-2009, 10:15 PM   #11
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Cool, good video.

I haven't been out to Madison in a while. I am dying for a bad breath burger for the Weary Traveler.


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Old 09-24-2009, 12:28 AM   #12
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Well next time your in Madison let me know and I'll buy you one. The more I get into the sub culture of home brewing the more I realize how great the people involved in it are.


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Old 09-24-2009, 01:22 AM   #13
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My vote is for stainless. That's what I'll be using for the same purpose.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:05 PM   #14
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I'd love to see some pics when you guys are done. When I first brought up this idea here, it got a lot of criticism (not a bad thing) and people were very skeptical if it would work and be easy enough to clean. A few more supporters and proven systems in public would be great! Cheers, Justin
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:41 PM   #15
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I'd love to see some pics when you guys are done. When I first brought up this idea here, it got a lot of criticism (not a bad thing) and people were very skeptical if it would work and be easy enough to clean. A few more supporters and proven systems in public would be great! Cheers, Justin

Why is cleaning a big concern? It's in the boil kettle.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:49 PM   #16
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Why is cleaning a big concern? It's in the boil kettle.
Exactly. Plus a quick rinse and and soak in PBW gets it super clean with no effort.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:09 PM   #17
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What are people using to bend the stainless steel tubing to create the coil? Will a simple spring tube bender do the trick?
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:35 PM   #18
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I had a friend over and we wrapped it around a corny keg. It was hard as hell but we got the job done and I am happy with it.
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Resurrected...

I am planning out a 2 vessle build that would use a stainless steel coil. The HLT would double as the BK and thus the HERMS would be the Chiller as well. I've got a few questions thought.

Would this be difficult to clean given that both the inside and outside of the coil will touch wort? How should I terminate the ends of the coil so that it can be removed or will it be easy enough to clean that I wont need to remove it?

Since its both herms and chiller, what length should I use? Does 50' fit easily inside a Sanke Keggle? What diameter should I make the coil?

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Old 05-03-2012, 03:25 AM   #20
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No problem! Email me as I'm getting ready to do something very similar to mine.


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