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Old 08-15-2008, 08:06 AM   #31
May 2008
Richfield, UT.
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Man that is cool. I have two small radiators that I think about using for some sort of project like this. If I ran approximately 65f water around these and siphoned my wort through them at a slow rate my wort would be as cold as the water around them. Adding some sort of aeration device to the mix would make me being there nearly pointless. Which isn't terrible because the part that I love the most is the boil (with the aroma and tasting and such).

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Old 08-15-2008, 02:57 PM   #32
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Edmond, OK, Oklahoma
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I am another guy that uses the Thrumometer and didn't realize until I bought everything for my hoses and quick disconnects that it was 3/8". I was pissed, and from the advertisement on Austin Home Brew Supply, it doesn't say any size. Guess I should have ask, but I am sure they would like to know about the description to fix this problem on their end. I think I will send them a PM real quick.
"Beer... Nutritious and Delicious!"

"It's like a 15.5 gallon Mr. Beer!"

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Old 02-15-2010, 10:49 AM   #33
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I like the design a lot, I brew all grain in a very small kitchen in my condo. Space is really tight and this setup would be perfect for me. I do have a serious concern though. You need to back flush the chiller after you use it. How are you accomplishing this? Are you back flushing and pushing water through the chiller and pump assembly? Do you use your second pump for this?
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #34
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Valdosta, GA
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To clean up I would fill my HLT with 15 gallons of water and mix starsan in, then let it gravity feed backwards through the chiler and pump..

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