I asked my good friend, fellow brewer and refrigeration/AC expert if we could build a new immersion chiller that will circulate refrigerant driven by a compressor. We gonna do it.
We’ll source the parts from a Refrigerator, window ac or spec parts and buy them. Not sure yet.
What length would you go on the copper tubing? Anyone ever do this? I was afraid of wort freezing to the coils but he says he’ll size it and can adjust with the charge.
We live in Florida and hose water can be really warm. I’ve also done the pre-chiller in ice bath thing which works ok but really want to do this!
I have a refrigerator in my garage I want to get rid of. Its a smallish apartment size frigidaire. That might be a candidate!
Any thoughts, concerns, or experience?