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    location for shutoff valve in setup with CFC and pump

    Hello, I've been slowly upgrading my equipment and I'm finally getting around to building an actual stand. I have a CFC I've been using gravity for and want to move to using a pump. I've been searching around and every time I think I'm close to figuring it out, I confuse myself. The question I...
  2. ThunderKhajiit

    10 gal all grain equipment- keggle, mash tun, fermentors, pump, cfc

    SF south bay area/monterey bay. Keggle with valve-$40 Inverted rubber-coated keg mash tun, with standard dome false bottom-$50 1/2bbl keg used as fermenter for 10gal batches- $30 1/4bbl keg used as fermenter for 5 gal batches- $30 Ball lock tri-clover adapter, used to convert kegs to...
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    Cleaning the Grainfather (Counter Flow Chiller) CFC after a long hiatus

    Hi all! I have had a grainfather for a while now but have had a brewing hiatus. I find it hard to fully drain the CFC free of water. I picked up the CFC yesteday and realized that it had not drained completely, meaning that there has been water inside it or two or three months. My normal...
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    Hop Filter Necessary with CFC?

    I am almost done with a 10 gallon eBIAB build, and I am wondering if I need to use a hop spider or not. I own one of the stainless mesh baskets that hang from the side of the kettle, but I would have to modify it to be able to keep my lid on for my steam condenser. I have only once had issues...
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    Best way to swap hoses and reclaim wort during brew session

    I am new to using a pump - I tested the Riptide I just bought with water and it works quite well. But my CFC will drastically throttle the exit velocity from the whirlpool arm, so after cooling my wort, I will have to swap a few hoses to remove the chiller from the fluid circuit. Does anyone...
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    Optimize Flow through Counterflow Chiller

    I am converting my old gravity-fed CFC to be used with a pump and a whirlpool arm. I plan on using the SpinCycle whirlpool arm, which requires a 1/2" NPT male connection. I plan on just using camlock fittings, and I will use 1/2" ID silicon tubing on the input end of my chiller, but I have...
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    Best tubing size to use with CFC

    I am planning on slowly upgrading my brewing rig. The next step is to add a pump so I can more easily chill my beer and whirlpool - for both leaving trub behind and more easily adding whirlpool hops. If I remember correctly, my CFC copper tubing is 3/8" OD and 1/4" ID: I am assuming that it is...
  8. Ki-ri-n

    SS CFC chiller-number of paases?

    To those ussing a SS CFC chiller, how many passes are you doing? I have a 25 foot SS chiller I use with a pump and about 50-54 degree chilling water. I recirculate until the boil kettle reaches pitching temp. But it takes nearly 30 gallons to do this. Is this extreme? Pump and chilling water...
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    FS 25ft CFC

    I made a cfc out of 3/8" copper tubing and used a high temp rated hose for the outer plumbing on it. I have used it a few times and it cools batches very efficiently. I am just not brewing as much as I should and would like to lower my gear inventory. I am willing to ship and will listen to any...
  10. LazyPBar

    CFC Counterflow Chiller In a Bucket!!!

    SOLD! 25 ft. Counter Flow Chiller mounted inside a 5 gallon bucket. I built two only need one. Asking $50 plus shipping. PM me for a shipping estimate. Thanks! EDIT: Price Reduction!!!