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Old 06-14-2010, 03:20 AM   #11
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The black hose is a water jacket that is circulating cold water around the wort flowing thru the copper tubing. Awesome way to get the temp down fast!


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Old 06-14-2010, 03:40 AM   #12
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The water runs between the copper and rubber and the beer runs in the copper. The direction of flow are opposite to maximize heat transfer.


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Old 06-14-2010, 04:30 AM   #13
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Good work. Thanks for posting this.

Here is a quick drawing to explain how it fits together. I think.


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Old 06-14-2010, 02:56 PM   #14
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Thanks for posting this.
I'm totally adding a tee at the end for a temp probe.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:10 PM   #15
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Good work. Thanks for posting this.

Here is a quick drawing to explain how it fits together. I think.
That's a useful picture for those who can't visualize it. And, yes, that is how mine works!

Thanks for posting that!

ETA: the reducers and rubber hose fit onto a short section of 1/2" Cu pipe, not directly on the tee. Otherwise, it's pretty accurate.
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Thanks for posting this.
I'm totally adding a tee at the end for a temp probe.
Yeah, the temp probe was a must for me, and it's simple to add. Glad you liked it.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:12 PM   #17
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Thanks, the pic helped a lot. I thought the copper tube coming out of the rubber hose was the same tube inserted earlier. I see much clearer now.
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I fixed the pic. Doing the drawing helped me see it too. Thanks again.

I wish I had the fittings "IN HAND" to get it spot on. Still I hope it helps.
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I added the temp prob as best I could looking at the pics. I assume the large T helps the beer get around the prob and isolate it from the temp of the cold water. Good thinking.


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The thermometer doesn't go into a reducer in my case. I drilled a small hole in a rubber stopper, poked the thermometer through it, then stuck the stopper in the top hole on the tee.

Everything else looks pretty accurate to my build.

Nice work on creating the picture!


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