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Old 03-23-2007, 10:24 PM   #11
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I used a corny.

So far, I've had more experience thinking than I've had brewing....you don't think they are mutually exclusive, do you?

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Old 03-23-2007, 10:25 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by weetodd
One follow up, do you think a standard pail will work or do i need something hard to bend against (which is why everyone suggests a corny keg). I think I probably answered my own question but just not trying to screw it up.

Also, being kind of new to this, on a counterflow, would I need a pump or could I work one off of a racking cane siphon? My current kettle setup doesn't have a valve.
A five gallon bucket might work well if it fits inside your kettle. Otherwise, maybe a one gallon paint can?

You can siphon feed a counterflow chiller just fine, but it takes a little effort to get the siphon going since you have a very long length of tubing to deal with. Since it's already set up, and it seems that you have limited resources available, I recommend just bending the existing immersion chiller to suit your needs rather than converting it to a CFC.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:33 PM   #13
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Thanks for the suggestions, I do have a paint can!
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