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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2009, 04:09:03 PM »

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 #16 on: November 06, 2009, 04:16:21 PM »
My mom bought this for my birthday the year I started brewing and I still use it to this day.

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Funny thing was she gave it to me when I stopped over in Orlando for a flight to Key West. I travelled on flights to and from Key West with this in my bags. Wonder if the TSA would let me do that today!
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2009, 04:35:30 PM »
50' immersion chiller w/whirlpool and VT well water.  Can cool a 5gal batch in under 10 minutes.  Love that I don't have to worry about cleaning the insides of a plate or CFC chiller.
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2009, 06:28:34 AM »
I've been using a plate chiller for a little while now but I fashioned another IC that I think I'll use in conjunction with the plate chiller.  The plate chiller works fine but I think using an IC in the brewkeg might lessen the amount of break material going into the fermenter.

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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2009, 08:37:08 AM »
50' 3/8" IC

65f well water >:( so I can only get to 70f in a reasonable amount of time. Finish it off in the chest freezer.
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2009, 09:25:41 AM »
Therminator
+1, although I got mine before the Shirron came out. Now I would get a Shirron (or maybe 2 for two-stage ice water chilling lagers). A Therminator costs as much as 2 Shirrons.
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2009, 12:58:49 PM »
Immersion coil made with 30 ft of 5/8 copper, circulating ice water with a sump pump.

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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2009, 01:59:31 PM »
I no-chill in 5gal HDPE jugs. (I can't believe I'm the first to say that in this thread!)  :P

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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2009, 03:17:35 PM »
I've got a 25' 3/8 immersion chiller.   My well water is pretty chilly even in the summer (I live on the side of a mountain in Maine!)  so as long as I constantly stir, I can drop 10 gallons from boiling to low 60s in 30 minutes.   
I've been looking into a plate chiller for awhile, but I think I might just get a pump and rig up a whirlpool setup a la Jamil.  I'm sure it'll work quicker, plus I won't have to sit there and stir. 
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2009, 04:02:07 PM »
Today was the first brew with my home made 50' 1/2"
immersion chiller. Took 5.5 gallons down to 70degrees F
in 10 minutes.  ;D

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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2009, 10:22:07 AM »
I use a home made 50' 3/8" double coil.

My mom bought this for my birthday the year I started brewing and I still use it to this day.

http://www.heartshomebrew.com/home_brew_beer.cgi?cart_id=5909070.30709*GB7H81&p_id=9002&xm=on&ppinc=dave2full
Funny thing was she gave it to me when I stopped over in Orlando for a flight to Key West. I travelled on flights to and from Key West with this in my bags. Wonder if the TSA would let me do that today!

Not much, if you talk to them about it you may make some new friends in the process. I have traveled with 6 pin locks and a friend of my did the same with a chiller, and a bunch of kegging hardware. It is kind of fun to see them panic a bit when they see all that metal. But show and explain, they are chill out. <-pun intended...

 
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2009, 10:36:22 AM »
I was once prohibited through security because I had a spark plug socket in my brief case. I guess they thought I was going to crawl out on the wing, in mid flight, and remove the plugs from the jet engines.  ::)

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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2009, 04:12:54 PM »
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2009, 08:55:20 PM »
More beer 25' 3/8 wirlpool IC.
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Re: How do you chill your wort?
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2009, 07:40:17 AM »
I have the 3/8" x 25' IC that I started out with and still use for 5-gallon batches, and also have a 1/2" x 50' IC I built for 10-gallon batches.  I chill to around 80F with tap water, then switch to recirculating ice water to get down to pitching temps.  I'm hoping to add a pump soon (hear that Santa?) so I can whirlpool while chilling.
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