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Title: Our system
Post by: oscar36 on March 29, 2017, 06:04:35 PM
We made a 20 gallon set up with 26 gallon kettles, fermentation chamber and a newly added glycol wort chilling set up. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170329/7e2be245933b4d1a46c00adf8379c13e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170329/e9de8967d7e6157e4811269143369aa7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170329/76e0bd4a6731e79ba88a2fc536464c37.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170329/147435a332a388e4efd9864a87d57175.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170329/ed00aa2a0c56ccd3b36870c7da3d2774.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170329/afbdfba95828de387d6116b75a7f00d6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170329/d233d802b7f23236474b9dbcbfd0a765.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170329/dc04f014541fce58579c13edc07518eb.jpg)

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Title: Re: Our system
Post by: blatz on March 29, 2017, 06:29:22 PM
sweet setup. 

how quickly does the glycol chill it down?
Title: Re: Our system
Post by: oscar36 on March 29, 2017, 07:06:13 PM
We had the glycol at 40°F and to chill down 20 gallons of wort it took 30 mins. It would be nice to know what other people with a similar set up are getting for chill times.

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Title: Re: Our system
Post by: blatz on March 29, 2017, 07:37:51 PM
We had the glycol at 40°F and to chill down 20 gallons of wort it took 30 mins. It would be nice to know what other people with a similar set up are getting for chill times.

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your question may be directed towards people who have a similar chilling system, i.e. glycol, so apologies if so.  I have a similar system otherwise, but i don't use glycol - i run a double ganged counterflow chiller, one with groundwater and one with ice water on a continuous loop from my HLT. 

I get 12gal of wort to 50df in about 20-25min. 
Title: Re: Our system
Post by: Frankenbrew on April 01, 2017, 01:21:45 PM
It looks like your system is in the basement. Do you brew there? What do you have for ventilation?
Title: Re: Our system
Post by: oscar36 on April 01, 2017, 02:45:50 PM
It looks like your system is in the basement. Do you brew there? What do you have for ventilation?
We are in a garage

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Title: Re: Our system
Post by: drumminguy81 on August 27, 2017, 07:22:54 AM
I am using glycol with my chiller but slightly different, I have 2 thermonator chillers, one I run glycol through and pre chill my ground water. The water then goes to my second chiller to chil the wort. I do a single pass with the wort and typically can chil 20 gallons from boil to about 70* in 15-20 minutes. I just recently picked up a counter flow similar to yours to try in place of one thermonator mainly for ease of cleaning.. we'll see if it changes anything.. nice system!

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