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Old 12-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default Chiller mounted to Brew kettle

I know this has to have been done. Cant seem to find a picture

Does anyone have a "built in" cooler on thier boil kettle? mounted to it so to speak. having a fitting "in" on the kettle then the chiller run through the pot and a fitting "out" of the kettle.

basically permatantly attaching the chiller to the pot?

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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Here's one example I was able to find.

http://homebrewers-haven.com/wpress/...rsion-chiller/


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Old 12-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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thanks....

also found out that HERMS uses what i am talking about. sorry for the post....
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I've put a copper coil on the OUTSIDE of my kettle using JBIndustroWeld to aid with cooling during the whirlpool. The rig isn't quite finished yet, so whether or not it helps is yet to be determined.
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Absolutely no need to apologize, that's what the discussion board is for. I don't have any personal experience with that type of chiller, so I had to defer to the Google machine.

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:19 PM   #6
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Seems as though the HERM coil is for recirculating wort. I imagin it could work as a chiller as well. I think I am going to try to add this to my keggle.....I am ready to do some 10 gallon batches.
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One thing to consider is that this will make it way harder to clean your boil kettle. In a HLT it's not a big deal, since it's just water. But in a boil kettle you'll have hob debris to contend with.
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I don't want to throw cold water (ha!) on the idea, but I agree with tophmck- be sure to have a way to remove it or cleaning your boil kettle will be a huge pain. So, you know, permanent-but-not-permanent.
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good points..... im thinking a couple bulkhead fittings with compression fittings on the coil,,, make it removable so to speak for clean up...

if i ever get it moving, ill post a pic or two
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I have installed my copper coils in my brew Kettle. It works fine and all I have to do to clean it is put oxy clean in the kettle and let it sit for a day or so. Have never had any problems with it. I have welded stainless steel fittings in the kettle and use hose fittings to hook up the coils. I do not take the out cause if you remove them you will have to replace the rubber seals on the hose fittings.


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