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Old 01-30-2013, 01:06 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by hafmpty View Post
Sorry to resurrect an older thread. I'm considering having one made with Tri-Clamps to hook into my keggle. I'm considering going with a 25' coil, but I'm wondering if that will be long enough for heat transfer. So, a few questions:

1. How well does this keep you wort at the proper temperature?
2. When you want to increase the temperature (say from 152 mash to 168 mash out), how long does it typically take?
2. How long is the coil?

I do this another way; rather than pump wort through a coil in the HLT, I pump water from the HLT into a 50' copper coil in the MLT. With a temp controller I turn the pump on and off to maintain mash temp. Ramp up is 1-2F per minute but I have sped that up by putting a RIMs tube with a 1650 element in it in between the HLT out and MLT coil input.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:41 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by helibrewer View Post
I do this another way
Yeah, I've seen that in other setups. More than one way to skin a cat. The ramp up times seem pretty good.

Originally Posted by bdjohns1 View Post
If you want, I can draw a pic to clarify my plumbing.
If you're willing, that would be great. Considering the ramp up times helibrewer gave, what is your time bdjohns1? Say from 152 to 168, how long does that usually take?

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Old 12-10-2013, 08:23 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by WroxBrew View Post
I didn't build mine, but I hope this helps.
For your hers coil what fittings did you use??

Also any pics of the sight glass? What fittings did you use with that
I'm looking at doing the same thing
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