« on: April 01, 2014, 06:28:04 AM »
Nothing transfers heat like copper.
Gold does? Just sayin'
The ultimate Brewing bling. a 24 carat gold Immersion chiller.
Gold is about 3/4 the conductivity of copper. Silver does have a slightly higher thermal conductivity. Check out diamond, now that would be bling.
Even though SS has a much lower conductivity, the overall heat transfer is not much worse than copper, it is going to have about 85% the heat transfer of copper. You have to realize that the liquid convection heat transfer on each side of the metal is where much higher thermal resistance is.