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Paul Hayslett (64.252.44.39)
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 04:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just had to share pics of my new chiller. Sorry for the digicam artifacts -- used a web cam to shoot these.

This is the original UgleeChiller(tm). Standard 25ft helix with a 10.5in diameter. Simple and easy to clean. Adequate for 3 seasons, it fails in Summer when the tap water gets up into the 70s F.

UgleeChillerI

This is the new and improved UgleeChiller II (tm) that I made the night before last. 50F of 3/8" OD copper tube crammed into the same volume as the original, with lots of openings for wort to flow through. Tougher to clean, perhaps, but that's what PBW is for.

UgleeChillerIIside

UgleeChillerIItop

I figure that I can use the UgleeChiller II (tm) alone when the tap water is cold. When it gets warm, I'll use the original in the wort and the new one in a bucket of ice water as a pre-chiller.
 

Paul Hayslett (64.252.44.39)
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 04:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I *hate* this forum software. Trying again....

UgleeChiller I (tm):

UgleeChiller I

UgleeChiller II (tm):

UgleeChiller II side

UgleeChiller II top
 

Todd Metcalf (32.97.110.70)
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice.

Did you use a tube bender, or just were very careful not to kink the tubing?

-T
 

Paul Hayslett (64.252.44.39)
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 03:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks! Yes, I used a tube bender. And a can of chile as a mold for the smaller circles. It took a couple of hours and my thumbs were sore by the end, but I had some homebrew to fortify me while I worked.
 

big earl (209.222.26.27)
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 05:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

nice,
good idea

how long does it take to chill 5gal with the new one over the old one.
 

Paul Hayslett (64.252.44.39)
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 12:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We'll find out on Sunday. That's when she goes on her maiden voyage.
 

Mike Pensinger (198.26.132.101)
Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 06:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Interesting configuration... I wonder though if you will see any improvement. The best thing would be to make multiple coils that are each have thier own feed and return. That way you have more cold pipe contact.

Let us know if you see any improvement with the II version.

Mike Pensinger
beermkr at pensinger.net
http://www.pensinger.net
 

Paul Hayslett (64.252.44.39)
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 04:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

First results are in. 11 gallons of pale ale dropped from boiling to 68F in 18 minutes. Inlet water was in the high 50s. The outlet pipe was so hot that I had to use a mitt to swirl the chiller around, something that never happed with the old chiller. So I'm very happy with it. Can't wait to see how it does on a 5 gallon batch.
 

Michael Kulikowski (129.42.208.139)
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 02:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chillers are all about surface contact, the more you have the better you are no matter what. It looks a little different but I could easily see it working. The great part of this idea is that you contact more areas of the wort as opposed to just the outside like normal chillers, props.

- Mike
 

ELK (67.164.198.222)
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 03:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I like it ..Its going into my design unless I get a chillzilla
ELK

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