Originally Posted by StarCityBrewMaster
nicely done nordo! Wheres the how to step by step instructions....since your board?
No seriously I'd like to do this myself if it'll save me money
1. You need to buy soft copper tubing. I use 3/8 diameter. They come in all different sizes. You should have at least 25 feet but at homedepot they only had 20 feet for 21 dollars. So I made it work.
2. You will also need to get a hose with about 3/8 outer diameter to stick on each end and tighten with hose clamps. I got 10 feet and cut it in half with 5 foot on each end.
3. Next you need to tighten the coil of copper to your desired radius, you want about two inches on each side of your brew pot, so if your brewpot is 18 inches across, you want your coils to measure about 14 wide leaving 2 inches on the sides. I wrapped the coil around a coffee can as it was the correct radius for me.
4. Next you need to bend the bottom at a 90 degree angle to go straight up and curve it out of your brewpot. The top end you need to pretty much do the same but you should already be near the top. Try not to get a kink in the copper. Take your time. I did get a little kink but it still seems to work ok.
5. The top tube will empty the water, so no need to adjust. The tube coming from the bottom needs to attach to a water source. I bought a fitting for the hose to my kitchen faucet for 3.00.
6. Thats pretty much it. It cost me like 25 dollars. Again it doesnt look pretty but worked well. I will include another picture.