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Old 12-09-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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Chillzilla, Shirron Plate Chiller, or the Therminator...I'm moving to 10 gallon batches.


 
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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PERSONALLY, I wouldn't spend $190 bucks on a chiller. So that would eliminate the Chillzilla and Therminator.

I'm still stuck in ice baths, and I'm expecting an IC for Christmas. But if I were you, and you have the ability to do so, I'd make a CFC from garden hose and flexible copper tubing.

 
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:21 PM   #3
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man, I dont know if your a DIY-er or not but I just made myself a counter flow chiller out of 30' 3\8 copper tubbing inside 30' of garden hose with the fittings found here

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=10644

wow... to test it out I put 198 ded water through it gravity feeding with 62 deg tap water and when the heated water came out the bottom it was the same as the tap water going in (62 deg)...very cool

The totall cost was $80 (if you use those fittings) if you go to home-depot or lowes you can do better


 
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:27 PM   #4
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man, I dont know if your a DIY-er or not but I just made myself a counter flow chiller out of 30' 3\8 copper tubbing inside 30' of garden hose with the fittings found here

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=10644

wow... to test it out I put 198 ded water through it gravity feeding with 62 deg tap water and when the heated water came out the bottom it was the same as the tap water going in (62 deg)...very cool

The totall cost was $80 (if you use those fittings) if you go to home-depot or lowes you can do better
Wow. So you basically made your own Chillzilla...except that the inner copper isn't twisted. I'm down. Did you follow some instructions you found somewhere...I think I saw this posted by Bobby M.

 
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:31 PM   #5
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And dude, I may as well just buy this one if it cost you $80 to build the same thing...it's only $70.

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=10458


 
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:36 PM   #6
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This is the one that I made. $75 got me the materials to make 2. I sold the other one on ebay for $70.

EDIT: Well that's a crappy picture. Anyway, its in my Gallery. Basically the same as the yellow one above.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:41 PM   #7
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That's better!
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Things are going great too. I think I've only punched her in the face 3 times!
FERMENTING: Heady Topper Clone?
CONDITIONING: 40 gallons KBS clone in a Jim Beam Barrel (since 11/24/12)
DRINKING: Smoked Robust Porter, Orange Coriander Pale Ale #5
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:42 PM   #8
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Or you could make a 50' IC, easy and cheap, and one less thing you beer has to run through. Mine cools 11 gallons as fast as 6 gallons.

 
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:53 PM   #9
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Or you could make a 50' IC, easy and cheap, and one less thing you beer has to run through. Mine cools 11 gallons as fast as 6 gallons.
how thick is ur copper?

I got the 50' ghetto ass 1/4 inch immersion chiller from brewster brown (I got got). Would that work for 10 gallons?

 
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:19 AM   #10
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Or you could make a 50' IC, easy and cheap, and one less thing you beer has to run through. Mine cools 11 gallons as fast as 6 gallons.
I hate using an IC. I am looking to set the pump, the hose, and run it to the carboy.

 
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