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Offline rewestpak

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Building a HERMS system
« on: February 05, 2010, 11:34:14 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.

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Offline beerocd

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Re: Building a HERMS system
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010, 08:12:23 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 

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.
The moral majority, is neither.

Offline rewestpak

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Re: Building a HERMS system
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 09:28:35 pm »
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

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Re: Building a HERMS system
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 10:22:07 pm »
yeah, saw a guy do that on HBT for his herms system. he did stainless.
The moral majority, is neither.