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Old 07-19-2012, 09:07 PM   #1


http://www.akitchen.com/store/rapi-kool.html

i have used these at work to cool soups and such at work
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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Someone was just talking about this in the "best single addition to your brew day" thread.

They claimed it works extremely well for the <90* temps.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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If you've worked with it and you seem to think it works as advertised, it should be fine. It actually might help you whirlpool the wort as well and minimize trub transfer.

 
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #4
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Why not save some money and just freeze a couple used 2 liter soda bottles? Float them in a sanitizer for a couple minutes, and plop them in the wort. Probably best to wait until the wort is below boiling - maybe 150-160F or so, just so the plastic doesn't melt.

 
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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Why not save some money and just freeze a couple used 2 liter soda bottles? Float them in a sanitizer for a couple minutes, and plop them in the wort. Probably best to wait until the wort is below boiling - maybe 150-160F or so, just so the plastic doesn't melt.
That seems so stupidly logical, bit ive never thought of it

 
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #6
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That seems so stupidly logical, bit ive never thought of it
Yeah, no kidding. I hadn't thought of it until I looked at this rapi-cool thing, which looks a lot like a 2 liter bottle with a handle.

I can't think of a good reason why this wouldn't work pretty well.

 
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #7
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I think I might try this next batch. As long as my kettle isnt too full

 
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:02 PM   #8
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Im just wondering on width, if it could be chucked into my drill and fit between the coils of my ic, that could help out a lot when its stupid hot down here.

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:28 PM   #9

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Im just wondering on width, if it could be chucked into my drill and fit between the coils of my ic, that could help out a lot when its stupid hot down here.
There about as wide as a 2l pop bottle but they are longer. i one i used was about 3 ft
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:55 PM   #10
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The 2l bottles can also double as swamp cooler chillers. Clever idea.

 
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