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Old 02-15-2008, 06:34 AM   #31
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email them and ask for a picture AND a phone number. Then talk to someone. Don't just blindly order. Just a few steps you can take to make sure that site is legit! I'm sure there are other people who can chime in on a website authentication?
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:24 AM   #32
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email them and ask for a picture AND a phone number. Then talk to someone. Don't just blindly order. Just a few steps you can take to make sure that site is legit! I'm sure there are other people who can chime in on a website authentication?
The site is legit. That's where I buy my supplies. Bobby can attest to that too. I am going there Saturday and probably going too get the CFC and a banjo burner. Got $200 in gift cerftificates for Xmas & birthday. I would have liked to built one, but with my work schedule, I have a limited amout of time ( put in 60 hrs. last week, truckings sucks). I will post pictures if I get it and if I can figure out how to post pictures. I am trying to get all equipment ready for all grain brewing once weather breaks in the east.
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:32 PM   #33
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Yeah, it's a physical shop but they don't really put a lot of investment into the website. Their pricing is a little high on just about everything.

I just got a sack of Munton's Maris for $50 and that's with a 10% discount. Hops by the ounce are $2.75.

I just haven't seen the counterflow in person.
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:18 PM   #34
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email them and ask for a picture AND a phone number. Then talk to someone. Don't just blindly order. Just a few steps you can take to make sure that site is legit! I'm sure there are other people who can chime in on a website authentication?
The person you want to talk to there is the manager, Ron. He is the most technical on the entire staff. JoEllen is the owner.

Ron is usually there on Sundays and during the week. I'd suggest calling earlier in the day because they do get VERY busy. 1-800-903-2739.
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:23 PM   #35
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Great job as usual Bobby! This is should be a sticky!

 
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:17 AM   #36
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I picked up the CFC yesterday, will post pictures soon.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:14 PM   #37
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I might need one of these...

 
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:46 PM   #38
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ok, so i got all the supplies. I already had the 1/2" copper piping, and the soldering tools. here is my cost breakdown:

25' 3/8 soft copper $16.99
25' medium duty hose $13.99
2 X 1/2" copper T's $1.46
2 X 1/2" to 1/4" copper reducer $2.16
4 X SS hose clamp $1.90

Total $36.50

All the supplies were bought at a smaller Ace hardware store, except the 1/2" to 1/4" reducers cause they didnt have them (i got those at home creepo). i got the last 25' roll of soft copper in the store. i imagine they dont sell much of it and maybe the price was a "leftover" price. home creepo only had 50' lengths and that was about $55.

I already have the copper soldered and i'm gonna work on getting the soft copper into the hose in the next day or so. maybe i'll post some pics. building stuff is fun. making beer is funner.

 
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:47 PM   #39
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has any body used the convaluted (I reserve the right to mispell words as nessasary LOL) copper tubing??? and if so how does that work as far as puting the thing together?
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How much is the conveluted and where can you buy it? I'd imagine it makes insertion and coiling a little bit more difficult, but not by much. I'd also question the net increase in efficiency of the higher cost. Maybe it would take the wort down to 4F over ambient instead of 6 or 7F with smooth tubing. I'm not sure.
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