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Re: New MT ordered
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2013, 08:01:49 AM »
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the third type is counter flow by the way.
Just to be an OCD engineer, a plate chiller is a type of counter flow chiller, at least the ones I know. The plates can give high area in a small package.

Never apologize for being an engineer! that's absolutely true.

dr. tom once described a old school chiller at a brewery that I can't recall just now that was essentially a sheet of copper that the wort sheeted down with counterflow cold on the opposing side.

That image stuck in my head and I sort of want to build something like that. It seems very willy wonka to me
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Re: New MT ordered
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2013, 10:46:10 AM »
These are in many brewing museums in Europe.



You might need some more room.

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Re: New MT ordered
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2013, 10:47:39 AM »
That is SO going in my imaginary brew pub. thanks hopfen.
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Re: New MT ordered
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2013, 11:14:03 AM »
That is SO going in my imaginary brew pub. thanks hopfen.
+1.  Awesome  -  never seen one before.
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Re: New MT ordered
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2013, 08:01:11 AM »
Kind of like this. http://www.mrmalty.com/chiller.php

Some folks claim ten minutes from boil to pitch temp

Yup.  With 50ft of 1/2" copper and 35F water pumped (with a pond pump) from a barrel I keep in a walk-in cooler, I can drop 10gal from boiling to 60F in about 9 minutes. To get a lager to 48F takes 12 min.

I don't bother recirculating, I stir gently with a spoon until it's under 100F, then stir more vigorously to get aeration started.

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Re: New MT ordered
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2013, 08:10:09 AM »


depends on which way you hook them up as to if they are parallel flow or counter flow.  there is yet another type of heat exchanger called a cross flow heat exchanger but you don't see these very often.  i experimented with something similar to this by putting my IC in a bucket and then had the recirc flow go from top of the bucket down over the ic and out the bottom.  but i now brew small enough batches that i just put the kettle in the fridge overnight
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