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Re: Calculating Losses to hoses
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2013, 12:34:51 PM »
I thought it would be in a siphon state going through either the CFC or the plate chiller, no?  I was thinking of going to a plate chiller with immersion chiller in the fermenter to get the final temperature drop, but I hate to have to calculate that kind of loss - how much wort does the Blichmann plate chiller lose?
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Re: Calculating Losses to hoses
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2013, 12:40:59 PM »
how much wort does the Blichmann plate chiller lose?

The site doesn't have the plate dimensions, but the overall is 90 cu in = 0.38 gal. So probably <0.1 gal for the working fluid.
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Re: Calculating Losses to hoses
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2013, 01:10:25 PM »
I've been chasing with compressed air for years.  I know it should be unsanitary, but I haven't tasted the effects of infection (yet!).  I should use a better method.
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Re: Calculating Losses to hoses
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2013, 01:22:24 PM »
how much wort does the Blichmann plate chiller lose?

The site doesn't have the plate dimensions, but the overall is 90 cu in = 0.38 gal. So probably <0.1 gal for the working fluid.

might be worth it for someone to weight it dry and then post brew session (but before flushing) in order to get a feel for it?
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Re: Calculating Losses to hoses
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2013, 01:52:54 PM »
might be worth it for someone to weight it dry and then post brew session (but before flushing) in order to get a feel for it?

I'm sure if you emailed John he'd give you the internal dimensions.
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Re: Calculating Losses to hoses
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2013, 02:14:55 PM »
might be worth it for someone to weight it dry and then post brew session (but before flushing) in order to get a feel for it?

I'm sure if you emailed John he'd give you the internal dimensions.

well, someone else can - I sold my therminator a while ago - good riddance!
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Re: Calculating Losses to hoses
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2013, 03:31:02 PM »
might be worth it for someone to weight it dry and then post brew session (but before flushing) in order to get a feel for it?

I'm sure if you emailed John he'd give you the internal dimensions.

well, someone else can - I sold my therminator a while ago - good riddance!

Cleaning the Blichmann became too much of a PITA?  or was it performance related?
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Re: Calculating Losses to hoses
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2013, 05:07:39 PM »
might be worth it for someone to weight it dry and then post brew session (but before flushing) in order to get a feel for it?

I'm sure if you emailed John he'd give you the internal dimensions.
Or just fill it up and then drain it to measure
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Re: Calculating Losses to hoses
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2013, 05:45:47 PM »
Yeah I just hated cleaning it up
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