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Old 08-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Other than stainless steel, what piping should I use for my small brewery. From HLT to MT - HERMS.

 
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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For a HERMS system, rigid piping can be made of copper, however there is significant heat loss in doing this. For my own HERMs, I went with flexible hoses everywhere and used reinforced polyurethane tubing like this:

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...3518&catid=717

This is not for use with boiling liquids (rated to 175 F).
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #3
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I use 1/2” rigid copper pipe in my system. I just wrapped any part that could be a heat loss issue with pipe insulation, to include valves. I re-circulate the water in my e-HLT to speed up the process and keep it from stratifying; it does not appear to have much heat loss. Heat loss through an un-insulated hose, or an un-insulated pipe would not be much difference, at least not with the short distances you’d see in a HB setup.
I do not have a HERMS setup though, and have a constant heat source.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:50 PM   #4
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If you're intent on rigid piping, I'd go stainless. If not, silicone tubing.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:02 AM   #5
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