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Old 10-11-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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OK, so the chiller worked fine, but, my plastic siphoning device melted in the recently boiling wort. It was one of those auto siphon pumpy thingys (about $15) and I really liked it. I had to break it in half multiple times to keep drawing off the bottom of the kettle and restart the siphoning manually (orally?) multiple times as well. Nice cold wort on the other end but a major hassle of a process. Any advice or equipment to do this better next time? What do you have dipping into your hot wort that doesn't melt? Also, the hot side tubing is pretty discolored now.

Oh, to clarify, I purchased a counterflow "plate" chiller similar to this one:



I obtained brass fittings for it at the local hardware store.



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Old 10-11-2006, 09:39 PM   #2
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Get a stainless racking tube and some hi-temp silicone hose.

An alternative is to drill a hole in your kettle and add a spigot with weldless fitting and let gravity do it's job. That would be the cleanest solution.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:42 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by EdWort
Get a stainless racking tube and some hi-temp silicone hose.

An alternative is to drill a hole in your kettle and add a spigot with weldless fitting and let gravity do it's job. That would be the cleanest solution.
I guess it's time to buy one of these:

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