Reservior chiller, which inert metal to use as radiator?

Discussion in 'Advanced Growing Techniques' started by xeer, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. From what I have gathered copper will leak contaminants into the fluid causing a disruption in total dissolved solids. Titanium is used for the larger, more expensive models. This question is aimed towards DIY.
     
  2. Aluminum is mostly used with total success,copper and brass can lead to issues.
     
  3. #3 LJB, Jun 10, 2009
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    What are the issues with copper? Please elaborate. Many growers use copper. Many home beer brewers use copper. In fact, search with google for the phrase "DIY Wort chiller" for many good ideas that have been posted to the internet.

    The home-brewers, similar to the koi pond enthusiasts, are our friends.
     
  4. Copper is a biocide. Wouldn't risk it.
     
  5. Some metals can leave trace elements in your reservoir essentially messing things up.
     
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