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Old 01-20-2013, 03:01 PM   #31
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This is what I'm doing. I plan to add a valve to capture the first (and hottest) part of the effluent for cleaning.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/clos...hiller-370386/
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #32
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My 278 gallon rainwater wert chiller
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #33
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Nice. I recently acquired a 55 gal drum that I am intending on using for a similar system. I'm assuming that you just circulate the hot water back into the tank. Have you measured the before and after temps of the tank after cooling a batch? Do you use a pre chiller? Have you had freezing issues?

 
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Nice. I recently acquired a 55 gal drum that I am intending on using for a similar system. I'm assuming that you just circulate the hot water back into the tank. Have you measured the before and after temps of the tank after cooling a batch? Do you use a pre chiller? Have you had freezing issues?
Would take a lot to have freezing problems here, if there is a rise in temp I haven't noticed it, can usually take a 5 gallon batch down to 70-75 degrees in 10-20 minutes. the tank held about 73-75 degrees all summer (sits in the shade) I emptied it to move it so not sure what it will hold during our "winter"
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