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Old 02-17-2011, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default My $2.00 Wort Chiller

My dilemma: want to go all grain......wort chiller/weld-less spigot/false bottom for keggle not in the budget, making boiling the volume involved require 2 pots (already had the pots).

The solution: Piece of scrap PVC, and a $2.00 hardware store sink stopper.

Now I can split my boil into two pots on the stove, and then cool the both at once in the kitchen sink. Basically just a simple stand pipe like I have in my bait tank on the boat. I just cut out a hole in the middle of the rubber stopper with a razor knife, and stick the PCV in the hole. I just filled the sink up and marked the water level with a marker, and cut with a hack saw.


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Old 02-17-2011, 12:36 AM   #2
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Not to sound mean (not intending it to) but then what? I don't see how that works.


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Old 02-17-2011, 12:40 AM   #3
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It's an over flow pipe, he can dunk his pans into the sink and keep the tap flowing providing a continual supply of cold water.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:41 AM   #4
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it keeps the sink from over flowing?? I think..
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correct, it allows both sinks to be completely full, with water constantly flowing, without running into the floor.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:53 AM   #6
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it keeps the sink from over flowing?? I think..
Ahh. D'oh. Thanks.
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Clever, I would not of thought of it, because in my sink the drains are centered in the middle of each basin so it wouldn't work for me. Well done sir.
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Its also the hugest waste of water imagineable.
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I did the same thing, but i put the brew pot into one side and run the water next to the pot. it just over flows to the other side and drains. if you put the water on the far side of the pot i can cool wort in 20 min.

It's not any bigger waste of water than a chiller in the pot.
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So does it overflow when you put the BK in? Or do you have to put the BK in first?


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