DIY Glycol Questions

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Jan 15, 2011
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Sunshine and Big Holes
I am going to be order a conical soon and I am getting set to start building the glycol system for it. I plan to use SS immersion coils to chill the wort.

I was looking for a cheap window A/C unit I could hack up and I saw one that had a heat pump built into it. Can I use that portion of the unit to also heat my fermenter? This time of year I need heat, but give it 2 months and I'll need cooling. Originally I was going to use a small pump and water with a small heating element to circulate ~120* water through the heating coil when necessary.