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Old 03-24-2008, 01:17 AM   #1
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So, I made my own wort chiller today with about 30' of 3/8" copper tubing I had left over from home projects. I rigged it so it hooks directly to a garden hose inlet. My question is should I somehow be feeding this thing with an ice water bath, or is my well cold water fine?

As for my wort pot, I really don't want to drill holes in a beautiful $100 stainless steel pot with a steamer insert, but I will if I absolutely have to. I was thinking I could transfer hot water from that, and hot wort back to it via siphoning with good quality silicone tubing. Does anyone else do this?

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Measure the temperature of your well water. If it's under 60F, it's gonna be fine.

While you could siphon over the top of the kettle using a copper or stainless cane, but the spigot is a nice way to get it going with gravity.
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