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Old 11-01-2017, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default Just built an Immersion Chiller. Pretty Happy.

Watched a few videos about making a DIY wort chiller, so thought I'd give it a go.

Cheapest I could find for a 10m chiller was £35 + £5.99 delivery, so £40.99.

This cost me:

Copper - £21.75 inc. delivery
Hose - £3 from my local HBS
Hose Clamps - £3 inc. delivery

Total - £27.75

The Hose quick connects I had laying around in the shed and I'm not including the £5.99 Tap Connector as I would have had to buy that for the pre-built chiller anyway. Hose clamps haven't arrived yet but it will be finished when they show up.

Pretty happy overall, didn't really intend for there to be gaps between each coil but I'm happy there is.



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Great Job, how much Copper is that 10 meters?
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:51 PM   #3
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Great Job, how much Copper is that 10 meters?
Yea 10 metres, have seen people use 20 and make an inner coil and outer but I was happy to just try this way.
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Looks really good - This was my plan however it worked out cheaper to buy with a BIAB starter kit since I needed the boiler and related gubbins.
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I'd put a couple of jubilee clips on the hoses.
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Very nice. I'd second the notion of getting some jubilee clips or hose connectors for it. You wouldn't want it to drip on your toes when circulating the wort as it chills or, even worse, drip into the chilled wort.
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Or dilute your brew.
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Good job mate. I think the gaps help. I have a 10m one and been thinking off modding it with another 10m.
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Did you bend it by hand and how long did it take you?
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I made exactly the same thing out of exactly the same ingredients. It's fab doesn't need more coils than that to take 20l down to ferment temp in 15 or 20 minutes.

Mine had the following issue you might need to be aware of if you've used 10mm tubing, that hose attachment needs half inch internal diameter tubing to work properly. It has a little valve in it that gets stuck in the 10mm internal diameter tubing that I used, and caused mine to block up. Quickly fixed by just adding 6 inches of half inch tube as a buffer, fits nicely around the tubing I used without leaks.
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