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Cadillac of chillers?
« on: December 29, 2014, 01:48:10 PM »
Stumbled across this yesterday. Very pricey, but the chill times are out of this world. Thoughts?

http://jadedbrewing.com/pages/chiller-comparisons

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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 02:45:14 PM »
Very large surface area=more heat transfer.
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 02:53:24 PM »
Stumbled across this yesterday. Very pricey, but the chill times are out of this world. Thoughts?

http://jadedbrewing.com/pages/chiller-comparisons

and the cost for the wasp is only $54.95- pretty darn good even if it doesn't quite hit the temp reduction time benchmarks. i might pick one up just because the price is decent.
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 11:05:02 PM »
Those things are pretty nutty looking.

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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 12:35:45 AM »
Picked up the Wasp....will report back!

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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 01:31:43 AM »
Let us know....curious on chill times.


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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 04:01:36 AM »
Long PBW soak for sure to clean that one. 

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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014, 04:25:22 AM »
Takes me 5 minutes to clean my wort chiller...,just hot water rinse. Shouldn't be any big deal for this one.


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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014, 04:37:50 AM »

Takes me 5 minutes to clean my wort chiller...,just hot water rinse. Shouldn't be any big deal for this one.


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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2014, 11:45:24 AM »


Takes me 5 minutes to clean my wort chiller...,just hot water rinse. Shouldn't be any big deal for this one.


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You caught me! 5 minutes because by this point, I'm sipping home brew.


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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2014, 07:59:34 PM »
I'll be curious to hear how well the Wasp works. I've noticed how temps can vary so I end up stirring a lot once I hit 90 or so. It looks like stirring would be out of the question with that chiller.

And to think I told the wife I didn't really need any more equipment  ;)
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2014, 10:03:32 PM »
Yeah it would be a lift and stir followed by bouncing the chiller process.


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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2014, 10:07:45 PM »
I'll be curious to hear how well the Wasp works. I've noticed how temps can vary so I end up stirring a lot once I hit 90 or so. It looks like stirring would be out of the question with that chiller.

And to think I told the wife I didn't really need any more equipment  ;)

I think the way to go with that chiller would be to stir with the chiller. pick it up by the fittings and swirl it around in the wort.
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2015, 05:47:51 PM »
I done pulled the trigger and ordered the Hydra.  ;D It will be interesting to see how long it takes to chill 10 gallon batches.  If it works, it will be the best option for me to stay pump-less.

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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2015, 06:43:35 PM »
My report:  The Hydra, with me stirring, took 11.5 gallons of 1.090 doppelbock wort in my 15 gallon Bayou Classic BK from boiling to 68°F in 11 minutes.

I went to get the primary fermentors and transfer hose set up, leaving the water running for another 5-10 minutes (no stirring).  By then, the temperature of the wort was down to 52°F, and I drained it into the primaries.  Did a real nice job dropping out the cold break.

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