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Old 03-28-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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So I was looking at a 25' chiller and they are only 16" to the top. Of the inlets. How does that work with a keggle since they are so tall.
I don't want to kink the vinyl lines running them up at a 90d angle.

I guess I could stretch out the coil or put a spring over the lines so they don't kink.....

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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How does every one else use this setup?

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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Any one?

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:27 PM   #4
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i had a 25' IC and it didn't work in a keggle the hose hookups were well below the keggle opening. Kegs are taller than 16", infact their diameter is ~16" and they are much taller than they are wide. I bought some extra copper and soldered them on the end of my IC, to have 80' total but in the end I cut it up and built a CFC out of it. IMO bite the bullet and build or buy a CFC.

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:48 PM   #5
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did u have one with the garden hose fittings ? or the vinyl?

 
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:29 AM   #6
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garden hose, regardless of the hookups, if the IC is only 16" tall you're not going to want to use it in a keggle.

 
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:43 AM   #7
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yeah but my thining is have the ends bent straight up and then the vinyl ...
i have use one before but idk how it sat in the keggle ( i was buzzed) but it cooled.....

i cant afford a counterflow so this is my only option at the moment ill have to make it work
im just looking for ideas

 
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:41 PM   #8
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is there any one else that uses a keggle an IC?

 
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:57 PM   #9
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I do, or did use one in a keggle (building a CFC this weekend).
I bought the copper and made my own IC though, so I just made the input and output tall enough to reach out of the top of the keg.
You don't want the fittings IN the kettle though, whatever you do. It's far too easy to bump something and loosen a fitting and the last thing you want is hose water going into your wort.

 
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #10
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I had this immersion chiller long before I had a keggle, so adapting it was kind of a necessity. If I had a keggle and was shopping for a chiller, I might have bought a counterflow chiller or one of the tall, 50' chillers sold commercialy, but this was a cheap solution that works perfectly.

I had several feet of soft copper lying around the same diameter as the chiller tubing, so all it took was a couple splices, some solder, and a little patience. I cut off the inlet & outlet just below where they were bent, soldered on the splices, and soldered on the new risers. Took < an hour. I promise this isn't as dirty as it looks!



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