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All in 1 Compact Pre/Counter Flow Chiller Assembly w/ Pump
« on: February 05, 2013, 02:48:24 PM »
wanted a compact, easy to use all in one pre chiller and counterflow chiller.  I used a 24 qt aluminum bucket and welded tabs to hold the equipment

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 07:12:13 AM »
hmmm, pictures didnt upload, second try

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Re: All in 1 Compact Pre/Counter Flow Chiller Assembly w/ Pump
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 07:42:11 AM »
NICE! So is that two cold water lines, or do you run everything through both?
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Re: All in 1 Compact Pre/Counter Flow Chiller Assembly w/ Pump
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 08:43:16 AM »
hmmm, pictures didnt upload, second try
Ok, not to be picky, but if the wort-out is at the thermometer, shouldn't the output of the pre-chiller be going to the CFC fitting on the bottom, nearest the wort-out?
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 08:50:57 AM »
hmmm, pictures didnt upload, second try
Ok, not to be picky, but if the wort-out is at the thermometer, shouldn't the output of the pre-chiller be going to the CFC fitting on the bottom, nearest the wort-out?
yes, they do, just took the picture while i was messing with the fitting choices.  the final version will have tri clamp fittings eveywhere.

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 08:53:18 AM »
NICE! So is that two cold water lines, or do you run everything through both?
water comes out of hose thru the pre chiller in the bucket out of the prechiller into the counterflow chiller then out.  the waste water is sent to a 1500 gallon tank which supplies water to my jalapeno and habanero garden

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Re: All in 1 Compact Pre/Counter Flow Chiller Assembly w/ Pump
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 09:04:20 AM »
NICE! So is that two cold water lines, or do you run everything through both?
water comes out of hose thru the pre chiller in the bucket out of the prechiller into the counterflow chiller then out.  the waste water is sent to a 1500 gallon tank which supplies water to my jalapeno and habanero garden
Now all you need is some kind of agitation to keep the pre-chiller ice water moving!
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 09:10:29 AM »
it does.  smoothie mixer in a stainless tube full of holes

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Re: All in 1 Compact Pre/Counter Flow Chiller Assembly w/ Pump
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 09:22:40 AM »
it does.  smoothie mixer in a stainless tube full of holes

Is there a chance you could post a few more pictures?  I'm having trouble conceptualizing.
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 09:29:13 AM »
it does.  smoothie mixer in a stainless tube full of holes

Is there a chance you could post a few more pictures?  I'm having trouble conceptualizing.
yes.  the mixer sits in the tube and it just "mixes" the water. Im on a plane going to tokyo right now but when its finished ill put some more pics.

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Re: All in 1 Compact Pre/Counter Flow Chiller Assembly w/ Pump
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 11:02:22 AM »
I have all the parts & pieces to make one of these... quite tempting sir, quite tempting.
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Re: All in 1 Compact Pre/Counter Flow Chiller Assembly w/ Pump
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 04:33:14 PM »
Final iteration here, couldnt upload pictures so heres the link.  Hope i didnt violate any rules:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/last-version-combined-pre-counterflow-chiller-389274/