We all know how expensive soft copper tubing is. I was wondering what the practicality of using regular copper pipe and various 45 dergree fittings would be?
I was looking to make something that would fit in the 12" hole at the top of my Sankey keg and would be tall enough to cool 10 gallon batches in a timely manner.
Would it be very cost effective when compared to store bought 50 ft copper chillers (about $80 or so)? Would it disperse the cold temperature of the water running through it as well as the soft copper tubing?
This would obviously be soldered together. What are some things to consider when buying solder/flux aside from being lead free?
Thanks in advance for the help!