Massive DIY wort cooler 96ft long - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Chillers & Stir Plates > Massive DIY wort cooler 96ft long

Thread Tools
Old 11-07-2009, 10:38 PM   #11
Teufelhunden's Avatar
Oct 2009
Posts: 130
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Originally Posted by ChshreCat View Post

Nice job of trying to hide the true purpose of this contraption, but I see through your ruse!

Now thats funny!!!!!!!!!!

Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 10:38 PM   #12
arturo7's Avatar
Apr 2007
Huntington Beach
Posts: 9,844
Liked 554 Times on 374 Posts

When is the maiden voyage?
Hey, knock that shvt off. We're drinkin' here.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 10:39 PM   #13
MacBruver's Avatar
Feb 2009
Orange County, CA
Posts: 616
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Sweet jesus! That thing looks like nuclear weaponry parts. Amazing stuff!
Secondary: Bee Cave Robust Porter (with coconut)
Kegged: Cascade/Citra Amber Ale

Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 10:39 PM   #14
Apr 2009
Birmingham UK
Posts: 169
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

So far I have only tested the water flow. I am assuming it is big enough to cool just about anything and it will stay that way untill I have built the rest of the brewery! The lid will probably steam up, but hey ho. I am now going to try to tack a few pictures on this answer to show how the former was made....Yep, that worked. So now you can all see why my peristaltic pump project is taking so long! I've been messing about building this baby instead! I will be back on the pump project over the next few a taster, the Mk2 pump has been lightly bench tested at work using a cup full of water! It primes by hand!!!!!!! but that's another post...

Square blocks are drilled centraly to provide a hole with a good clearance around the pipe you will be bending. The blocks are then sanded to a circle. The end block is shaped to form the left and right bends to start the coils, then the blocks are all screwed together making sure the central hole is in line. I have used an industrial foam here that is quite hard but easy to sand. In wood terms it is harder than balsa wood and it is harder than the blue foam you get for underneath concrete floors.

This end block is shaped so it will form the 1/2" copper tube into both left hand and right hand start bends and position the pipe at the start of the spiral I.E. on the side of the circle.

The shape of the block allows the copper tube to come out of the central hole and bend out and around at the same time. It is bent either left or right depending on which hand of coil you need to make

Here is a coil coming off the former. Make the central hole a good clearance for the copper pipe you are using and once the coil starts to come off, pull by the central bend so the pitch of the coil is not bent out of shape. Remove the end caps and vibrate the sand out.
Blessed are the "cracked", for it is they who let in the light.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 10:43 PM   #15
blackwaterbrewer's Avatar
Dec 2008
virginia beach
Posts: 704
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

that is the best thing to come out of the UK since PUNK ROCK!!!
it's not the blood you've spilled that gets you what you want, its the blood you share. friends, family, community: these are the most valuable things a man can have.

on tap- lemongrass kolsch
on tap- stout
on tap- small mead
bottle-sweet mead

Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 11:41 PM   #16
Registered User
May 2008
Westside..... CenCal - the country that'll never take away my guns or money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 3,865
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts

what is the name of this foam?

Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 11:57 PM   #17
Feb 2008
west by god
Posts: 244
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

haha! this guy kicks ass
you can take the boy outta New Jersey...

Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 12:03 AM   #18

That is BAD ASS!!!!!
Mead Lane Brewing
The liver is evil and must be punished

Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 01:47 AM   #19
pilotdane's Avatar
May 2009
Roxboro, NC
Posts: 330
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

That is so cool... with quality construction. It is obvious you thought carefully about its' construction.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 02:25 AM   #20
May 2009
Outside Philly
Posts: 51

Primary 1 - Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin porter
Primary 2 -
Primary 3 -

Keg 1 - Sweet Wheat
Keg 2 - SWMBO Slayer
Keg 3 - Ed Worts Apfelwein
Keg 4 - empty
Keg 5 - empty
Keg 6 - empty

Bottled - Oatmeal Stout

Up next - Soul stripper IPA or Dogfish 60min clone

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Massive $6,000 commercial cooler... for FREE Damonic Equipment/Sanitation 46 03-29-2010 11:59 PM
How long to keep in swamp cooler? annasdadhockey General Techniques 3 08-06-2009 12:00 AM
How long to drain a MLT cooler red999 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 21 12-08-2008 03:47 PM
Wort Cooler Chris_Dog Equipment/Sanitation 5 05-16-2007 01:08 PM

Forum Jump