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Offline In The Sand

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Therminator
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:33:06 PM »
Got mine today. Ordered the quick connects and ball valve too. Any advice to keep this thing operating well and keep from clogging?



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Re: Therminator
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 05:06:04 PM »
Search for hop stopper.  Don't recirc; cold break can clog screens and you don't need to with a plate chiller's efficiency
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Re: Therminator
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 05:45:01 AM »
Be sure to set up a connection so that you can back-flush the chiller at high rate after each use.
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Re: Therminator
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 05:56:13 AM »
Be sure to set up a connection so that you can back-flush the chiller at high rate after each use.

...IMMEDIATELY after each use. Every time its used.

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Re: Therminator
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 09:34:29 AM »
Be sure to set up a connection so that you can back-flush the chiller at high rate after each use.

...IMMEDIATELY after each use. Every time its used.

Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

+1

Great advice. It's funny I just answered another post on this subject, so I copied my response below.

I have the flush hose and I also equipped it with some QD's for ease of installation and cleanup. There's really minimal work involved with setup. I boil it before each use. I also flush it with hot water from the inlet and outlet multiple times for cleanup. Works great!
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Re: Therminator
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 11:43:10 AM »
Thanks all.
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Re: Therminator
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 07:19:13 PM »
Used it for the first time today. I was able to chill 200 deg water to 72 deg using prechilled water from an IC in an ice bath. Learned really quick that the hose from the IC to the Therminator needs to be as short ad possible because your temp rises quickly. After racking I back flushed IMMEDIATELY and ran oxyclean through then clean water. Everything seemed clean after going through but I think I may boil it before use the next time.
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Re: Therminator
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2013, 01:30:29 PM »
Hell, I thought you were talking about the original Thurmanator.

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Re: Therminator
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2013, 07:27:37 AM »
Be sure to set up a connection so that you can back-flush the chiller at high rate after each use.

...IMMEDIATELY after each use. Every time its used.

Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

+1 on immediately.  I flush mine before adding yeast or oxygenating.