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Old 03-20-2011, 04:56 AM   #1
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Default Just got 2 - 30' coils of 3/8" copper, help me be efficient.

HI,
Newbie here, only one batch recently bottled and 3 still fermenting.
A buddy just gave me 2 - 30' coils of 3/8" copper. I just bought a keggle and am converting a cooler to a mash tun to prepare for all grain brewing.

I am thinking of using this copper to make a counter flow chiller using this tutorial in the wiki.
And also make a pre-chiller using the basic immersion chiller design in a 5 gallon bucket with ice.

Anything you would do different with 2 - 30' coils of coppper?
THANKS,
Lakedawgs



Reason: Copper tube is 3/8 not 5/8
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:16 AM   #2
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In indiana, I'd probably hold off on the pre-chiller, and maybe make a HEX for a HERMS. Then again a pre-chiller and a HERMS coil are about the same thing. Sounds like a good deal either way even if you want to send me the extra 30' coil to make my own CFC.


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Old 03-21-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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Thanks,
I'm guessing I will go ahead with the pre-chiller as I can change that to something else later if needed.
Got my hose yesterday, off to pickup my copper fittings after work today.
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5/8" is a bit large for a counterflow. The exterior hose is going to be something like 1" ID.
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Duh, thanks for the heads up.
The copper is 3/8".
The rubber hose is 5/8". I am using your plan for the build. Nice write-up.
I have already bought the rubber hose. Going to get the fittings today hopefully.
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