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MagnusTS

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I'm fed up of trying to cool my brews in a sink of cold water and ice.
Thought I'd get myself a wort chiller.

Does anyone have one of these Benco ones from Amazon?

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The seller seems pretty good, happy to adjust dimensions to suit.
Any recommendations or advice much appreciated.

 

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You can make one from £20 worth of copper pipe.

That one is like the first I made and I found it too long as a third was sticking out the top of my wort.

Where are you, someone may have one to sell.
 

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How handy are you at diy? If you went down to toolstation or screwfix you could likely have the 10mm copper pipe today. Lots of connection options. I went for 10mm compression to 1/2 male bsp connectors as that allowed me loads of options around garden hose adaptors, washing machine cables, bathroom tap cables, etc. Many just use jubilee clips.

 

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I am hopeless at DIY

So I bought one of these


It is excellent and well made, seller was very helpful

and it's only £10 dearer than a DIY one with much less faff
 

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Look on the forum for kegthat.com,they make them.
I made mine...I'm not the best at DIY,it looks a bit wonky but does the job.
 

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Thanks. Maybe I'll have a look at making one.
My DIY skills bit rubbish and bit worried I'll kink it or something.
 

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Coil of copper tubing, pipe bender, cutter, jubilee clips for you hose. You need something of the inside diameter to bend the coils around. There bound to be a YouTube video.
 

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This is a video I made of how to make a copper coil for HERMS but it applies to chillers as well. If you can’t find an object to act as a former you can make the coil the size you want.

 

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I am hopeless at DIY

So I bought one of these


It is excellent and well made, seller was very helpful

and it's only £10 dearer than a DIY one with much less faff
I think thats exactly the one I got around 5 years ago, works great for 23L batches
 

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I made mine from 10mm copper tube. I wound it by hand into a spiral around a 2.5l emulsion paint tin. You don't need a pipe bender. I can't remember exactly how much tube I used, but you can buy the 10mm pipe in standard length coils of 10m, so I'm pretty sure that I used all of it.
I then soldered a 10mm X 15mm reducer together with a short length of 15mm copper onto each of the tales. I could then fit standard hosepipe fittings. However, if you don't feel confident working with 'Yorkshire' solder fittings then you could buy compression fittings instead.
I've been using mine for years, and it works well.
 

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