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Old 07-06-2010, 08:01 PM   #11
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Mine is split into two parallel coils. The in/out lines from the chiller are 1/2" rigid copper, which then splits with 1/2" tee's before being reduced and flowing through the 3/8" soft copper coils.

Works pretty well.
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:20 PM   #12
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WOW!!
Made my first 5Gal batch of AG last weekend and I was VERY impressed with the results of my chiller! It took under 10 minutes to cool it from boiling down to pitching temp. The only downside is that it cooled the boiling wort when I first immersed it in my brew keg. I guess there's too much cool metal. Next time I'll run hot water through it before using it.

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #13
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The only downside is that it cooled the boiling wort when I first immersed it in my brew keg. I guess there's too much cool metal. Next time I'll run hot water through it before using it.
I thought the point was to chill the wort down as quickly as possible. What exactly is the downside here?

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #14
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I thought the point was to chill the wort down as quickly as possible. What exactly is the downside here?
He wanted to boil the chiller for the last few minutes to sanitize it.

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #15
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ah, i see. thanks for clarifying.

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:45 PM   #16
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I need to modify my chiller. Used a full 50' in a single coil (about 3 rings stick out above my wort) This double coil looks like a much better option.
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