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Old 08-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default Cheap Recirculation tool @ HDepot?

I saw this item on Home Depot's site:



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I was thinking of hooking it up to my immersion chiller to recirculate wort. It has a barb already. They have them with more or less manifolds and in different sizes. I don't have a pump yet, but plan on getting one soon. I'd like to have the chiller set-up. Is there a reason this is a bad idea or won't work? Will it create to much pressure? Thanks


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Old 08-14-2012, 02:17 AM   #2
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I don't see why this wouldn't work, but with that said a "L" shaped piece of copper will work just as well for getting fluid movement. I would say which ever is easier for you to use to go for it.


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Old 08-14-2012, 02:20 AM   #3
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I don't get it.
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I don't have any copper tubing laying around. i guess I'll. Have to see what's cheaper.
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I don't get it.
What don't you understand?
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:11 AM   #6
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What don't you understand?
"I was thinking of hooking it up to my immersion chiller to recirculate wort."

I don't get it, either...

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I don't think it would work well. Assuming you want to use the top barb as an input and all three side barbs as outputs, you won't get much output pressure.
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"I was thinking of hooking it up to my immersion chiller to recirculate wort."

I don't get it, either...

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Hook it up to a pump an recirculate the wort to create a whirlpool.
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Hook it up to a pump an recirculate the wort to create a whirlpool.
Ah, ok. The "hook it up to my immersion chiller" thing was confusing.

I agree with MalFet, the typical beer pump doesn't move enough volume fast enough to make a three-way "jet" work. One 1/2" pipe is about it...

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the typical beer pump doesn't move enough volume fast enough to make a three-way "jet" work. One 1/2" pipe is about it...
...especially when the outputs have a significantly greater combined area than the input.


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