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Old 05-10-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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Nov 2011
El Paso, TX
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I'm also one of those Texas guys with 100+ temps in summer. I use ground water for my chiller until the wort temp reaches 100F and then I switch over to a tub of water and ice with a pond pump. This gets me in the mid 60's in about 15-17 mins..
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:59 PM   #12
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I may build a pre-chiller this summer if necessary. We use one on 10g. batches at a buddy's house and it has helped a lot.
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Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!

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Old 05-11-2012, 06:45 AM   #13
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South, Texas
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I recently got a CFC chiller so I am going to use the old immersion chiller as a pre chiller. I wish our water lines were buried a lot deeper. The underground at 4 feet of depth is supposed to be 55 deg. We get our water from the Rio Grande (yuck I know) it's just hot I guess. In the summer the lakes around here feel like taking a bath.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:12 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by f0xtr0t View Post
In the summer the lakes around here feel like taking a bath.
that kinda sounds pretty nice lol.. here we swim in mid summer but it's cold... and of course in winter people drive their cars and trucks on the ice...

anyway - sorry for getting off topic...

but that is some nice numbers with that IChiller.. i built a CFC from day 1, but sometimes i wish i would have went with imersion... like this one... what i like about them is you can leave alot of the cold break behind
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