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Old 05-10-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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What other object can I use, besides a corney keg, to wrap the copper tubing around so that it can fit in my aluminum pot and keggle?

Where can I get the acid flux, lead free solder, and a propane torch at a reasonable cost? Would Home Depot have all of this stuff?

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Old 05-10-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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What other object can I use, besides a corney keg, to wrap the copper tubing around so that it can fit in my aluminum pot and keggle?

Where can I get the acid flux, lead free solder, and a propane torch at a reasonable cost? Would Home Depot have all of this stuff?

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Anything round will work. Just make sure the final diameter will fit inside your brew pot.
Home depot will have everything you need. Just go to the copper plumbing area.


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I just used rubber hose and clamps instead of messing with soldering. And wrap it around a smaller pot.
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I wrapped mine around a 2.5 gallon bucket-worked great. For rigidity, I used copper wire around 2 coils, tightened and cut off the excess. I repeated that process around the chiller at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions and it works great.
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