- Jul 12, 2018
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Few upgrades since my initial setup (shown in action). Still working out some kinks and looking to cover the plywood tops with stainless steel sheets.
The temperature of the wort in the kettle. I was recirculating.The temperature you recorded was the temperature of your wort in kettle or of the wort exiting your CFC? I have a thermometer built into the exit of my CFC and plate chiller (whichever i choose to use), and i have had occasions in January where I can pump into the fermenter at 60 degrees with almost no initial re-circulation back into the kettle. This will be the first winter coming up using the CFC so i hope to have similar performance.
Have you used your CFC with very cold tap water, where you didn't have to re-circulate ice water or wait 40 minutes?
Also, were you brewing a lager?
Thanks!That is a beautiful brew stand and really interesting CFC. How is the performance on that vs. say a typical 25' rubber hose and copper CFC?
I have one also. I built mine twice as long to avoid soldering so many connections as my brew stand is longer. It works excellent and my main reason for building it was the larger 1/2inch inner pipe allows me to whirlpool chill quickly and creates a very tight whirlpool cone. CheersThanks!
The CFC works great. It brings down the Wort temperature quickly.
As far as comparing it to a spiral CFC, all I can say is that it is much easier to clean. The pipes are straight and the silicon hoses on the ends are easily removed (no hose clamps needed). I just use a 1/2 inch cleaning brush with a long handle.
Here’s a (crude) video I made a while back when I tested it with water.
Other videos will be uploaded soon.
Off topic a bit, but how do you like the 2 vessel system? Have you used 3 vessel? My original plan was to do a 2 vessel, but recently acquired a 3 vessel and control panel for a decent price. Still contemplating going 2 vessel and selling one and the control panel as it would be much more than needed (50 amp ebrewsupply back to back version)I posted pictures of my stand a couple of months ago. Here's a video walk-through.
I'd REALLY like if you shared the plans / blueprints.Simple ten gallon electric heatstick basement brewery. 44 and 60 quart kettles not shown. Stand was
a wooden bunk bed that was cut up and repurposed into a brew stand. Window fan keeps humidity in
check during brewing, I do run the fan for a couple hours after the boil to air out the basement.Skateboard
aids in wheeling heavy kettles and kegs about the brewery.
Any chance you have measurements? This looks like exactly what I have in mind to build for myself. I have just completed my HLT and Brew Keggle, and I have an Igloo Cube for a mash tun. I especially like your propane bottle shelves. I had been thinking about a similar solution.here's mine:
nothin' special, but gets the job done.
Oxygen cylinder for oxygenation of the finished wort, I bet.What is the little compressed gas bottle for that is attached to the list right of your stand?