Author Topic: Plate Chiller or Whirlpool  (Read 6710 times)

Offline thebigbaker

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Re: Plate Chiller or Whirlpool
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2012, 08:34:19 AM »
I am going to stick w/ my current IC and make a second IC that I will have sitting in an ice bath to cool down the water going to the wort chiller.

I tried this first and found the second IC chiller really decreased the flowrate and didnt really cool the water all that much. Plus its still wasting a lot of water.

Buying the Pond Pump at lowes along with the hose and hose fittings was cheaper than buying another IC. I traded my two 3/8" ID ICs in for one homemade 1/2" IC. That also helped a lot.

Thanks for sharing your experience w/ the second IC! 
Jeremy Baker

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