Grainfather counter flow chiller options

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Grainfather counter flow chiller options

Post by pathos » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:36 pm

Anyone used the GF counter flow chiller as a standalone device on another system? I assume they are pretty interchangeable? £140 seems a lot of money but it does look a nice piece of kit and I'm struggling to find a decent alternative non-immersion chiller in the UK.

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Re: Grainfather counter flow chiller options

Post by HairyJamie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:30 am

I'd thought of this myself but the hose connections look a bit non standard, can any owners post some pictures for us?

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Re: Grainfather counter flow chiller options

Post by barneey » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:41 am

I do have an unused one which for the right price would be willing to sell on, if you are interested PM me.

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Re: Grainfather counter flow chiller options

Post by Secla » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:57 am

There really go chillers tbh. I fitted cam locks to mind when I had a grainfather so there's no reason to not use it in another system !

I've seen other cfcs for sale in America probably for a comparable price

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Re: Grainfather counter flow chiller options

Post by aamcle » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:35 am

Why not save a hundred or so and just make one? I did they are not difficult to build and at least as good as their GF chiller, the cash difference would buy a lot of grain.


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Re: Grainfather counter flow chiller options

Post by chefgage » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:27 pm

The connectors are designed for the grainfather but they can easily be removed. So you are then left with a flexable hose that you can then use your connectors of choice.

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Re: Grainfather counter flow chiller options

Post by pathos » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:51 pm

OK, I'll have a scan around the forum for a parts list for a DIY version. TBH can't figure how a plastic hose with a copper inner and a couple of fittings = £140!

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