After looking at lots of designs for a CFC I decided on the following design.
around the 3/8” OD copper tube and soldered
it to the ends. I wrapped the copper wire once every
3 inches. I used 25 feet of tubing and 35 feet of wire
to complete the project.
with a string. Made the process very easy. I placed a
a mark on the tube every 3 inches with a marker to
keep on track with my winding.
wrapped around the copper tube. This took 3 people
to do. We fastened one end to a picnic table and one
person held the tube tight and one wrapped the copper
and the other one kept it from getting tangled.
That is my other brother John
He is putting together some equipment we built.
I however have knocked off for the day and had
a glass of wine… yea I like wine too…
from my fish tank… The yellow hose is the drain
for the cooling water. The cooled wort goes to the
carboy and the fill n drain puts a vacuum on the
carboy that makes it all flow.
to a coil of copper tubing in the bucket which is full
of ice then on to the carboy.
cleaned after welding the parts together. Yes I said
welding. I can TIG weld copper parts together…
12 minutes to empty 6 gallons of very clear beer.
Ok it is hot water and cleaner…
A word of warning is due here. The vacuum device
is not perfect. It will under some conditions suck
cooling water into your carboy. If the cooling water
is blocked or if you shut off the cooling water part
way through with wort still in your boil pot…
Everything went like a charm.
This is so easy now I can’t belive it.
easy it was to do the swirl thing and wait a
few minutes for the trub to go to the middle.
about 2 ounces of wort in there…