Yogi a word of warning. I used to do no chill when I went all grain and got about 25% ruined batches especially in summer. Then in 2014 I made a chiller using copper pipe, from then until last week never had a ruined batch. But last week had to pour away 32 bottles of APA as it was phenolic. I checked my notes and it was a batch I didn't chill just transferred to fermenter and left overnight. Never again will I no chill.
Hi @big yogi
Lots of mixer taps have a bit where the water comes out that un screws and you can get adaptors that screw into that to fit a standard hosepipe fitting to. The bit that unscrews is the bit that if you get under the tap and look is the part that changes the flow of water into more of a spray. Hard to explain. I can take pics of mine if you like, might explain it better?yeah i have bath and sink taps but they are very large mixer taps, i would't get anything to put over them.
Thanks for the advice, didn't realise that was a screw in ha hahIt must be possible. If your kitchen tap is relatively modern with an aerator then you have a thread you can get started with.
This is my brewery tap, it's a bit Heath Robinson but I have:
- The bit at the top where the black band is is where the aerator would screw on
- Instead I have screwed on a female to female connector with the same thread (long smooth bit) - I can't remember now if this is the aerator itself or a connector I bought separately. If it's the aerator then it is threaded at both ends.
- Into that I have screwed a [aerator thread size?] -> 1/2" BSP reducer
- And a cam lock type A completes it
This gives me a quick disconnect to allow me to use it as a tap but also to connect to my 1/2" BSP counterflow chiller (and, I think, most plate chillers etc). But I am sure you could attach cam locks to an immersion chiller if you wanted to.
If you need the exact dimensions of the [aerator thread size?] then I'm sure I can find it. Not sure if there is one industry standard thread.
Edit: looking at this I wonder if I have made it more complicated than I need so I am going to have a look at the weekend . But it works fine.
HiI have never had one doing it this way, as long as you keep everything clean no probs
I put my brews in a container with a reasonably tight fitting lid overnight (I guess you might call it a cube -it's actually the container my husbands diving rebreather Sofnolime comes in!) and let them cool - not had any problems with infections at all. I just got bored with the faff of using a chilling coil.