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Old 12-13-2007, 07:23 PM   #1
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My brew buddy's roommate made him a xmas gift this year. He's pretty handy with tools and solder.....




What do you think the cooling time will be for a 10 gal batch with this!!!!???
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:24 PM   #2
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You could probably put a downpayment on a house with all that copper!
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:30 PM   #3
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Wow!!! Is that 6 separate cooling circuits? I bet that's incredibly efficient!!!
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:35 PM   #4
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Here is the pre-chiller that he built to go with

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Primary 1:Dry-Hopped IPA
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3 Gal Primary: Edwort's Apfelwein
Secondary 1:Honey Kolsch
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Kegged: NB Honey Brown, Good Brewer Hefeweizen
Bottle Conditioning: Belgian Tripel, Coffee Stout, Edwort's Apfelwein, Irish Republiking Ale, Cider with Dark Brown Sugar.
Drinking: Initial IPA, and LHBS Amber, Good Brewers Hefe. Lotsa New Belgium, and any sour beer I can get my hands on.

 
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:48 PM   #5
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I loathe prechillers. The cost of copper is so much more than a suitable pond pump to pump the icewater directly and it's nowhere near as efficient.

The chiller itself is cool but my only critique is on the 3 to 1 splits. You can run all 6 lines into a single 3/4" cap drilled out with 6 1/4" holes so you don't have to use a half pound of solder to seal it ;-) Cool anyways.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:48 PM   #6
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Somehow the words "I hate you" just don't cover it.

I don't think it works very well comma you better send it to me so I can test it for my self.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:00 PM   #7
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I am so freaking jealous.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:17 PM   #8
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I am so freaking jealous.
So am I!!!
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Primary 1:Dry-Hopped IPA
Primary 2: Empty
Primary 3: Empty
Primary 4:Belgian Wit
3 Gal Primary: Edwort's Apfelwein
Secondary 1:Honey Kolsch
Secondary 2: Irish Republiking Ale
Secondary 3: Empty
Kegged: NB Honey Brown, Good Brewer Hefeweizen
Bottle Conditioning: Belgian Tripel, Coffee Stout, Edwort's Apfelwein, Irish Republiking Ale, Cider with Dark Brown Sugar.
Drinking: Initial IPA, and LHBS Amber, Good Brewers Hefe. Lotsa New Belgium, and any sour beer I can get my hands on.

 
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:24 PM   #9
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Holy freaking poop! That's awesome. He should think about making some of those for sale here! Though I doubt it would be cost efficient, I'll still drool over it....
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:31 PM   #10
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you really, truly, seriously suck dude
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