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BIAB - Cooling Wort
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:00:17 AM »
I use a 15 Gallon pot for BIAB, and my wort chiller is only 50% submerged into hot wort on a typical 5-6gallon batch.  So would it be OK to open the ball valve right after flame out and run my wort (through silicon tubing) into a 6 gallon pot I have.  This way I don't have a huge hot pot, and my wort chiller will be fully submerged.  I know the wort is very susceptible to bacteria and/or oxidation, but my cooling time has just been taking too long and too much ice!  Ideas?  Thanks
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Re: BIAB - Cooling Wort
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 08:05:18 AM »
that would be fine.

Are you recirculating the ice water through the IC?
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Re: BIAB - Cooling Wort
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 08:12:17 AM »
No, I just use a bottling bucket filled with ice water (or partially frozen from throwing the entire bucket into my ice chest) run it through the IC.  It comes out boiling hot, which I usually just leave for the end of the brew day to clean/water plants.  I'm glad you don't think it will be a problem, I think it will save me a ton of time and $.
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Re: BIAB - Cooling Wort
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 08:12:54 AM »
Or you can put your chiller inside a garden hose and drain your hot wort thru the inside of your chiller while running cold water thru the garden hose. ;D

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Re: BIAB - Cooling Wort
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 08:14:23 AM »
You can save some ice by starting with tap water to get you down to ~80-90 which should only take about 5 minutes if you stir. then switch over to the ice to get yourself down to pitching temps.

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Re: BIAB - Cooling Wort
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 08:19:07 AM »
I recall hearing something about this.. makes sense, thanks for the tip!
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