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Old 11-02-2012, 01:25 AM   #11
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Goldie, i have heard too many horror stories about trub/proteins to be interested in a plate chiller, i'd prefer not to start that debate.
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wow, you missed the part about not wanting to get into a cfc vs plate chiller debate.
I'm with you 100% on that one. I love being able to see inside my CFC coil to be confident it's clean...wait whut?

but on a serious note ( you weren't interested in plate chiller comments ) Buy the 50' coil, buy the 50' hose, make two and sell one to recoup some costs. I loved my CFC, but switched to a plate chiller for size.


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Old 11-02-2012, 01:28 AM   #12
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thx IP.


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Old 11-02-2012, 01:28 AM   #13
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He can't help himself. It's sad really. It's called diarrhea posting.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #14
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wow, you missed the part about not wanting to get into a cfc vs plate chiller debate.
Guess you missed how I started the post. Just because what you heard probably only happens to a tiny percentage of people. By the same argument level you could say that driving in cars will get you killed, you can trust politicians to be 100% honest, etc...

I still recommend checking out the wall thickness on that 50' coil. I bought one and it was THICKER walled than the 20' coil I had previously purchased. Trying to shape it (into a IC) was a total PITA.
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I still have my cfc. It worked great. Spend a little more for a rubber hose instead of vinyl and there will be no problem recirc'ing without cooling water. I never tried gravity, I used a pump, but flow was fine. If your tap water is decently cool you can get your work into the fermenter @70F within 5-7 minutes.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:40 AM   #16
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Get some pull cord or a strong nylon string, tie a piece of plastic wrap on the end of the cord and stuff it in one end of the hose. Use a shop vac to suck the plastic wrap and cord through the hose. Tie the cord to the end of the copper with a few half hitch knots, with half hitch knots when you pull one the cord it will make the knots tighter. You could also put a light wrap of electrical tape over the cord all the way to the end to help keep the cord tight to the tip of the copper.


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