copper tubing for wort chiller

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  1. 7 Slot Brewing

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    I found a killer deal for some soft copper tubing locally. It says it is dehydrated refridgeration type. Is this safe for use as a wort chiller?

    I cant find anything that says yeah or nay.
     
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    Yep, perfectly safe.
     
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    Thank you Nosybear.
     
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    That is what my wort chiller is made of.
     
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    This was the one I made from the tubing. Dan
     

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    Looks good. I'd add some hose clamps to the plastic-copper connections just in case....
     
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    For the water connections on mine I used brass hose fittings and solder them to the tubing. I do believe I had to drill the ID of the fitting slightly to get them to fit over the tubing. Just make sure you remove the washer before soldering. Use one male and one female, hook up to your garden hose and start cooling.
     

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    Yeah if you don't clamp those tubes down it will leak. That means leaking boiling hot water during the chilling process - not fun to try and deal with. Lock it down tight and do a test run before brew day.
     
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    The hose clamps are on it now. The picture was made during pressure testing the solder joints. Good eye though.

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