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Old 01-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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I am still trying to reduce my cooling time since it is taking me ~40 min even on a 5g batch and longer on the 10g batches. Granted I only have the 25ft copper im. I was looking at pond pumps and found this thing

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UPsHV1KQHYY

Maybe use that once I build a counter flow or buy a plate chiller

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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I've seen a few builds that started with one and ended with them buying a pump. They seem to work just fine.

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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I am still trying to reduce my cooling time since it is taking me ~40 min even on a 5g batch and longer on the 10g batches. Granted I only have the 25ft copper im. I was looking at pond pumps and found this thing

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UPsHV1KQHYY

Maybe use that once I build a counter flow or buy a plate chiller
I have one of those. I use it to suck out the crap that grows in my AC condensation line. Works great (for that).

It would probably work with beer. I doubt the plastics would work at boiling temps though. I'd recommend saving your pennies and getting a march or chugger pump.
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