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How do you chill your wort?
« on: November 06, 2009, 04:48:25 AM »
I use an immersion chiller for chilling the wort after the boil. I made an immersion chiller out of soft copper tubing. I wrapped it around a corny keg and added some compression fittings.

How do you chill your wort after the boil?
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 05:46:30 AM »
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 06:35:27 AM »
I use a Maxi-Chiller that bought in the mid 1990's...

About 2 years ago I bought a Therminator which is still sitting in the box...

Maybe I should use that a couple times eh?

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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009, 06:38:54 AM »
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2009, 06:43:47 AM »
I use a copper immersion chiller.

I use the first few gallons of the water ( which is warmest ) and fill a plastic tub with Oxyclean and PBW then use that to clean my equipment.  Then I use the rest to water the garden, flowers, kids, etc ( it's cooled down considerably by then so please don't call child services). 

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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2009, 06:56:14 AM »
B3 Super Chiller (50' 1/2" copper).  Chills my 5 gallon batches down to 60F in about 15 minutes.
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009, 07:08:02 AM »
50' of 1/2" copper along with a March pump to whirlpool to wort. I start with tap water until I reach 100 and then switch to ice water.

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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2009, 08:42:30 AM »
40' copper IC double wrapped.  Once around a coffee can & once around a 5 gallon pail.  My well water is ~54F year round so it cools great.  I manually whirlpool & fill a party tub with hot water for cleaning stuff later. Once its full I run it outside onto the yard. It cools 10 gallons to ~60 in about 20 minutes.  Some day I'll add a march pump to whirlpool & other duties.
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2009, 08:44:06 AM »
Well water is great. I'm jealous.
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2009, 08:58:41 AM »
25' immersion chiller.  Gets it down to ~60 in 20 minutes, depending on the time of year it may be quicker.  My well water is ~  45 - 50F.
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2009, 09:32:19 AM »
I use a 50 ft. 3/8" immersion chiller with recirculation.  I pump wort out of the kettle and back over the chiller.  With my well water, the other day I went from boiling to 58F in under 15 min.
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2009, 11:27:16 AM »
I use a Maxi-Chiller that bought in the mid 1990's...

About 2 years ago I bought a Therminator which is still sitting in the box...

Maybe I should use that a couple times eh?

Give it a shot! I use one, with city tap water, 10 gal from boiling to ale pitch temp in 10 min on a gravity system w/ 2.5 ft. of head. I love it. 8)
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2009, 02:33:12 PM »
Time to upgrade I guess. I've got a 20' 3/8" with a $20 pond pump to recirculate . Takes forever compared to the rest of you guys.

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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2009, 02:45:03 PM »
A 50 ft 3/8 double coil imersion chiller which doubles as my aeration system, and it works really well on some really big beers.

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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2009, 02:56:18 PM »
60' 3/8" softcopper I coiled around a 3lb coffee can.  It takes about 15 min for 10 gallons in the summer.

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