For various reasons (climate being one) I'm trying to bring my brewing indoors and I cannot simply vent the steam out. A condensing pipe could allow me to remove the vast amount of steam and thus close the garage door. I am also looking to upgrade to a bigger kit so understanding how these work will help me pick the best equipment for my needs.
The following link explains a little bit but it doesn't detail the explanation: http://microbrewerysystem.com/Blog/Steam_condenser_in_microbrewery_934.html
- What is the principle behind a condensing pipe?
- Must a certain temperature and flow rate of water be achieved in order to successfully condense the steam?
- I have seen some breweries with a condensing pipe not from the highest point above the kettle, but almost from the side. Is there a reason for this?
This link shows a slightly different application with the water fired from above the steam rather than trying to create negative pressure to suck the steam through: https://www.brew-boss.com/Condenser-Boss-Boil-Kettle-Condenser-p/cb-bb-apmount.htm