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Mobile Wort Chilling Station
« on: May 13, 2012, 07:35:33 PM »
I have combined my immersion pre-chiller with my counter-flow chiller.

The base is an old milk crate.  Inside I have a cat litter bucket to hold ice water for pre-chilling the tap water which runs through the counter flow chiller sitting on top.  I've attached wheels and a handle salvaged from an old garbage can.  The handle is screwed onto an old plastic shelf board. 

It may not look like much to you, but to me it's a thing of beauty! :-)



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Re: Mobile Wort Chilling Station
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 08:02:59 AM »
Nicely done!

I've been recently fighting my new chiller setup (made a bigger immersion chiller with a ice-water loop). Yesterday I had water all over the f-ing place!

I may have to give this a shot.

Who cares if its not much to look at - Doesn't have to be "shiny" to be "effective"!
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Re: Mobile Wort Chilling Station
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 08:23:08 AM »
Tidy, compact and ready to go. Looks good.
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Re: Mobile Wort Chilling Station
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 08:55:31 AM »
Tidy, compact and ready to go. Looks good.
Thanks!  The 2 chillers were just taking up shelf space, anyway.  Now I can park the cart in a corner someplace and wheel it out on brew day!
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Re: Mobile Wort Chilling Station
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012, 08:58:52 AM »
Who cares if its not much to look at - Doesn't have to be "shiny" to be "effective"!
I might have to paste some brewing bumper stickers on it!  LOL!
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Re: Mobile Wort Chilling Station
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 09:22:25 AM »
Very inventive Scott!  :)
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Re: Mobile Wort Chilling Station
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 09:28:32 AM »
Very inventive Scott!  :)
Thanks!  Best thing is I didn't have to buy anything.  :-)
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Re: Mobile Wort Chilling Station
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 09:00:07 AM »
Deserves a MacGyver Award!  8)

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Re: Mobile Wort Chilling Station
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 09:36:20 AM »
Deserves a MacGyver Award!  8)
Thanks! 

I bought the immersion chiller 20 years ago for extract brewing.  I finally began all-grain brewing last year.  I build a brew stand a few months ago and then built the counterflow chiller after that. 

I've only used the counterflow chiller twice. The first time without a pre-chiller my wort went into the fermentor at 75°F. The 2nd time WITH the pre-chiller, my wort came out at 70°F.

Made sense to combine the 2 chillers together.  :-)
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