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Old 02-06-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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Default Immersion Chiller with an electric setup?

Just curious if anyone uses an immersion chiller in their boil kettle with an electric setup? I currently have one and was planning to use it in the interim until I have the cashflow to order a proper CFC/plate chiller.

My main concern is with possibly bending/breaking the elements/seal in the boil kettle.


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Old 02-06-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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I use one. It sits crooked but it still works okay. No concerns about the element, but if I had a weld-less fitting for it I would worry.


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Old 02-07-2012, 12:25 AM   #3
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Solder on some copper feet to keep it off the element.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:51 AM   #4
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I made a hanger/basket out of 1/4" stainless round stock to suspend the chiller from the sides of the pot, just above the element. I do not like the idea of using the element to support the weight of the chiller.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:55 AM   #5
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I used one for a while. I was able to bend/pull the coils apart so there was a gap at the same elevation as the element. I had to hook the coil gap around the element to get it to fit, but it did not rest on the element during the boil.


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