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Old 11-03-2008, 03:19 PM   #21
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I definitely need to upgrade my chiller. Can decide if I want to convert my 25ft IC to a 50 ft, or buy/make a CFC


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Old 12-02-2008, 07:52 PM   #22
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Sorry, I wasn't clear. Every piece of tubing that went into that chiller was from the larger 50' coil. The long upright, short upright and both horizontals.
Hi Bobby,

How long is the short upright? Looks like around 10".


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Old 12-05-2008, 05:15 PM   #23
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I think 10" is about right
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:55 PM   #24
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Your video is great. Finished my chiller the other day, can't wait to try it out.
I soaked it in PWB & hot water for a couple of hours & then rinsed it. I read in Palmer' book that you should soak it in vinegar or starsan before the 1st use, not sure if it's straight vinegar or vinegar & water.
Any suggestions?

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Old 12-05-2008, 09:54 PM   #25
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It's definitely a mix in water. I think I used 2 cups of vinager in 5 gallons of water the first time I used mine.
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Thanks Bobby,
Did you just soak it or boil it? My brew pot isn't tall enough to cover the whole chiller so boiling is out until I get my keggle built but I could soak it in a 5 gal bucket.

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I boiled it for 15 minutes but I'm sure just heating the water up into the mid 100's would be good enough.
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Thanks again, I'll give it a try tonight & see how shiny it comes out.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:18 AM   #29
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Chiller came out pretty shiny after about a 8hr soak. Used it for the 1st time the other day & it chilled the wort to 70 F in about 20 min.

Thanks for the great vid Bobby
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Once I got the coil made for my IC, I put it inside my boil kettle. Then I figured out how long to make my uprights coming off the bottom and top of the coil so I could comfortably use the IC. The lengths of the straight pieces don't have to be exact as long as they keep you comfortable and not stooping over to cool...


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