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Old 11-20-2010, 01:56 AM   #321
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Don't forget to drill the stops out of the reducers. I only left enough tubing sticking out to clamps tubing on or whatever.


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Old 11-20-2010, 07:35 AM   #322
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I haven't tried to fit it over the 3/8" copper, but I didn't see a stop inside it its possible the ones I bought didn't have them. I still haven't finished it.

is 20' of copper enough or should I try and get a 25' roll?

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Old 11-20-2010, 02:49 PM   #323
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I think the difference between 20 and 25 is negligible for this purpose.
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Cool I'll just hack into my hose and put this beast together. now if only I had a cornie to wrap around. oh wait im picking 10 up tomorrow for $10 a pop.

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Another great one Bobby.

Did I see that the wort in is actually below the wort out when in use? This wouldn't seem to work when gravity fed. Did you illustrate this for using a pump Bobby?

I was going to but a ball valve on the wort out end to prevent the "tube not full of wort" problem. Thinking to open the kettle valve and control the flow with the valve on the chiller. And have the wort "in" HIGHER than wort "out" as I gravity feed.

Am I thinking correctly or completely backwards?
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well I constructed my CFC last night and let me tell you it was a PITA....

I read a reply in the thread about having both coiled up and just twisting them into each other.

step one wrap hose around corny


step 2 wrap copper around corny to get same coil size.


well it started off easy, I had soapy water inside my hose but a few coils into to mix it became very hard to get the copper inside the hose.

I ended up removing the hose and copper from my corny to give me more wiggle room. well roughly 35-45 minutes later I had copper out both ends. *sorry no photos* well next thing was trying to get my pre-built end pieces over the 3/8". I should have drilled out a wee bit larger hole because it was a PITA to try and put it together.

advise for anyone who is going to build this and hasn't yet.
DO NOT SOLDER YOUR 1/2X1/4 REDUCER UNTIL YOU HAVE YOUR 3/8" COPPER INSIDE OF YOUR RUBBER HOSE.

had I not had my reducer already soldered it would have been very easy to assemble.

sorry no photos of finished product.

but here's where I am at.

I have a keggle with 1/2" ball valve and barb fitting on it. *no pick up tube installed yet* I haven't decided on what direction to go with it. should I just get a piece of 3/8" ID tubing to connect my keggle to my CFC and use hose clamps OR is there a preferred method.

mind you I don't have QD's or tubing at all so im really open for suggestions on how to proceed. would the 1/2" ss QD and silicone tubing be the prefered method of attaching every thing?

I will be getting a pump, but not sure if I'll have one in time for my first brew.

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Old 12-06-2010, 05:34 PM   #327
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Built mine last night, went smoothly as expected. I added some extras so that I can use camlocks on both the wort in/out and the water in/out. This is a picture from my phone and I will take some close ups of the fittings soon.
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well I constructed my CFC last night and let me tell you it was a PITA....

I read a reply in the thread about having both coiled up and just twisting them into each other.

step one wrap hose around corny


step 2 wrap copper around corny to get same coil size.


well it started off easy, I had soapy water inside my hose but a few coils into to mix it became very hard to get the copper inside the hose.

I ended up removing the hose and copper from my corny to give me more wiggle room. well roughly 35-45 minutes later I had copper out both ends. *sorry no photos* well next thing was trying to get my pre-built end pieces over the 3/8". I should have drilled out a wee bit larger hole because it was a PITA to try and put it together.

advise for anyone who is going to build this and hasn't yet.
DO NOT SOLDER YOUR 1/2X1/4 REDUCER UNTIL YOU HAVE YOUR 3/8" COPPER INSIDE OF YOUR RUBBER HOSE.

had I not had my reducer already soldered it would have been very easy to assemble.

sorry no photos of finished product.

but here's where I am at.

I have a keggle with 1/2" ball valve and barb fitting on it. *no pick up tube installed yet* I haven't decided on what direction to go with it. should I just get a piece of 3/8" ID tubing to connect my keggle to my CFC and use hose clamps OR is there a preferred method.

mind you I don't have QD's or tubing at all so im really open for suggestions on how to proceed. would the 1/2" ss QD and silicone tubing be the prefered method of attaching every thing?

I will be getting a pump, but not sure if I'll have one in time for my first brew.

-=Jason=-
Interesting idea to coil them both first. I straightened my IC and then inserted into the hose. Was pretty easy, really. I used water based lubricant and it went in pretty easily.
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yeah if i had to do it again I'd straighten out the copper coil.

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Old 12-07-2010, 03:06 AM   #330
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What was the problem with soldering the reducer?


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