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Old 12-12-2012, 02:19 AM   #1
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Default Anyone ever try one of these. Wort chiller kit.

https://coppertubingsales.com/storef...pglgttn6he6vi5
I went to Lowes today to look for supplies but the prices were so high that I might as just buy a chiller. So, when I got home I looking for cheaper and found this. Has anyone tried one of these? I think I'm gonna buy it after Christmas.


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Old 12-12-2012, 02:26 AM   #2
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I bought a SS version from NY Brew Supply. I had them custom make mine and they were quick to respond. Not quite as cheap as your option but very quick and ready to go.


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https://coppertubingsales.com/storef...pglgttn6he6vi5
I went to Lowes today to look for supplies but the prices were so high that I might as just buy a chiller. So, when I got home I looking for cheaper and found this. Has anyone tried one of these? I think I'm gonna buy it after Christmas.
I purchased some copper tubing from this same company a couple of years back so that I could make a chiller. I really feel comfortable with the company. Anyway, they must have caught on as to why people are buying copper from them, and decided to put together the kit. I think that it should work out pretty well. Mark
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Awesome. Is good to hear someone had a good experience with them.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:40 AM   #5
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Looks like a good kit for the money.
When I bought mine, I was going to make one but I couldn't do it for what I could buy one for so I just ordered one.

If I had seen this I probably would have ordered it.
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I got be of these a few months back when I stepped up to a 15 gallon system. The kit worked well, though I just used a tube bender instead of the included elbows. I'd go with them again if I need to build another IC.
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I built my 50 foot 1/2" IC with tubing from that company. It was a competitive price, but I didn't buy one of their kits, because I don't see the point of the fancy fittings. I just use bare copper and push silicone tubing over it.
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I built my 50 foot 1/2" IC with tubing from that company. It was a competitive price, but I didn't buy one of their kits, because I don't see the point of the fancy fittings. I just use bare copper and push silicone tubing over it.
How do you connect it to a garden hose with the silicone tubing?
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I use an electric pump and pump first water, then ice water through it. Most of the year my tap water is warm.

Although one time my pump broke, and I just screwed the male half of one of those quick-disconnects onto my garden hose, and jammed the silicone hose over that. Worked perfectly.
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I too bought my 50' coil of 1/2" copper from this company. I kit did look good, but i wanted to just build it my own way so just got the coil and some simple vinyl tubing. Good luck with it!

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