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 Post subject: DIY chiller chest
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:40 pm 
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I made a fridge for my kegs using the output from a maxi chiller python coil and some polystyrene. No more warm beer in the summer... :-)

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 Post subject: Re: DIY chiller chest
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:01 am 

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Nice. Is that a length of 10mm copper or is it narrower?


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 Post subject: Re: DIY chiller chest
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:49 am 
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yep 10mm. some of the bends aren't pretty but water seems to flow round it OK. The system seems to be able to control temps to about 7 degrees below ambient.
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 Post subject: Re: DIY chiller chest
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:04 am 
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Good work. Have you considered adding something like glycol or cheap vodka to the water to lower it's freezing point?

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 Post subject: Re: DIY chiller chest
PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:02 am 
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Very cool stuff. I'd always wondered what was going on underneath the bonnet of your tap and keg system, so to speak.


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