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Cooling wort
« on: June 10, 2013, 02:59:34 PM »
I'm hoping that stirred hot wort isn't bad. I used my sanitized paint stir thing and drill. Went from 218 to 90 in 4 minutes with a homemade 3/8" 25' immersion chiller. Another 30 seconds I was at 80. Arm got tired, needed a beer. So I typed this post.

80 to 70 a little slower. Guessing that's cuz I'm getting closer to ground water temp (50).
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Re: Cooling wort
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 03:29:20 PM »
Yeah, the smaller the delta, the slower the cooling.
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Re: Cooling wort
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 06:25:37 PM »
Delta dawn must have been here cuz I've never chilled this fast.

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Re: Cooling wort
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 05:01:02 AM »
That is a good idea, I'm too curious if for some unknown reason this isn't recommended....
I'm hoping that stirred hot wort isn't bad. I used my sanitized paint stir thing and drill. Went from 218 to 90 in 4 minutes with a homemade 3/8" 25' immersion chiller. Another 30 seconds I was at 80. Arm got tired, needed a beer. So I typed this post.

80 to 70 a little slower. Guessing that's cuz I'm getting closer to ground water temp (50).


 

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Re: Cooling wort
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 05:45:55 AM »
You don't want to aerate hot wort, so as long as it wasn't that fast no problem. Though 4 minute cooling is awesome. Keeping the wort moving over the IC is good and there have been a few innovative ideas over the years.
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Re: Cooling wort
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 09:15:23 AM »
You don't want to aerate hot wort, so as long as it wasn't that fast no problem. Though 4 minute cooling is awesome. Keeping the wort moving over the IC is good and there have been a few innovative ideas over the years.

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