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Old 12-13-2007, 04:29 AM   #11
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Also, you might try Lowe's or Ace. I really prefer Lowe's as they seem always seem to have what I am looking for that HD doesn't seem to have at the moment.
Remember HD is practicing severe cost containment because they gave their last CEO 20 bajillion dollars to go away. Given a choice I would rather drive 15 miles to a Lowe's than 3 miles to a HD right now. The folks at Ace usually know what they are talking about.

 
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:14 PM   #12
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Out of curiousity how much volume of wort will a immersion wort chiller displace? I know it depends on the size.

How about for 25 and for 50?

I got a 9 gallon pot and plan on boiling down to 6 gallons. Would a 50 feet wort chiller be ok?

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:22 AM   #13
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Someone posted this link a few days ago, I'm going to get my copper here once I'm ready to make my chiller-
http://coppertubingsales.com/
Thanks for that link, that's probably the best price I've seen, and it's 25' length instead of 50' which has been harder to find.

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:28 PM   #14
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Thanks for that link, that's probably the best price I've seen, and it's 25' length instead of 50' which has been harder to find.
I have ordered from these folks at least 4 or 5 times for different items and they are good to deal with. (Standard disclaimer, don't work for or know them at all, just a satisfied customer)

BTW they have good prices on CO2 cylinders too. I found a paint ball store that will refill 5lb cylinders instead of exchange like other CO2 suppliers so I bought 2 for my kegerator. Always good to have a spare

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #15
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i love that even as a copper business they know the market and have both compression and solder wort chiller kits available in many configurations
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #16
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I am on the copper sales website and have a question: what type of copper tubing should I get (type k, type l, refrigeration)?

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:41 AM   #17
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From what I've read, refrigeration tubing is a good choice. You're basically doing the same thing as seen with an actual refrigerator: pumping cool fluid through the system to maintain a low temperature (or in our case, lower the temperature of a liquid). I think refrigeration type is the way to go.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:42 PM   #18
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Thanks Mike!

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #19
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Here's a picture of a friend's homemade chiller that I used yesterday. I don't know the total length, but I would guess it's close to 50'. I really like the fact that it has a sort of "twin coil" design as opposed to the traditional single coil. The more coil you have in the wort, the more surface area you have and the quicker you can cool. When I used it yesterday it brought my wort from boiling to about 75-80 in under 15 minutes. I'm planning on making mine this way now.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:14 AM   #20
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I bought 20' of 3/8" ID / 1/2" OD for only $13 at lowes, and that was more than enough to cool down my 7 1/2 gallon pot. If you have a pot bigger than that, then yes get the larger size.

 
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