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General Category => All Grain Brewing => Topic started by: rewestpak on February 06, 2010, 06:34:14 AM

Title: Building a HERMS system
Post by: rewestpak on February 06, 2010, 06:34:14 AM
We're building a HERMS system and are down to the copper coil which needs to go in the HLT.  Is there any reason not to just buy an immersion wort chiller and use that?  Seems like that would be much easier than buying tubing and building a coil.

--Randy 
Title: Re: Building a HERMS system
Post by: beerocd on February 06, 2010, 03:12:23 PM
We're building a HERMS system and are down to the copper coil which needs to go in the HLT.  Is there any reason not to just buy an immersion wort chiller and use that?  Seems like that would be much easier than buying tubing and building a coil.

--Randy 

It's just bling factor once you're down to that choice. You'll save money on bulkhead fittings, and probably save a ton of time. It will work the same otherwise.
Title: Re: Building a HERMS system
Post by: rewestpak on February 07, 2010, 04:28:35 AM
We already have full couplings welded into the keg (HLT).  I was just thinking it will be a PIA to wind the coil.  I was thinking of taking the wort chiller, cutting the fittings off the end, doing a little tube bending, and putting the ends into the swagelock fittings (coupling from NPT to swagelock).

--Randy
Title: Re: Building a HERMS system
Post by: beerocd on February 07, 2010, 05:22:07 AM
yeah, saw a guy do that on HBT for his herms system. he did stainless.