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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2015, 06:46:30 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.

I'm happy.

that's awesome. my hydra arrived last week and looking forward to putting it too work.
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2015, 07:06:12 PM »
Ken, I know I had asked you about picking out this chiller compared to their others, but a follow up question is what size batches are you doing? 5g or 10g or somewhere in between?
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2015, 08:10:45 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.

I'm happy.

In the winter I can get 10 gallons down to 65 in 14.5 minutes using a 50'*0.5" copper immersion with the Jamil return. I think i will keep it.
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2015, 08:30:12 PM »
Thanks for the update. I am curious about the wasp for 5 gallon batches.
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2015, 07:36:45 PM »
Ken, I know I had asked you about picking out this chiller compared to their others, but a follow up question is what size batches are you doing? 5g or 10g or somewhere in between?

i know the hydra was tested by marshall on 10 gallon and 5 gallon batches...so should be fine for both.  i just went with the hydra , knowing it was going to better than my smaller chiller.
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Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2015, 01:51:07 PM »
my hydra gets its maiden voyage in about 2 hours from now. i will be running just my well water without ice and pump recirculation. Today's well water temp is 53F. I will be timing from boiling temp to 64F with 6.5gal wort.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2015, 01:52:52 PM by Wort-H.O.G. »
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2015, 04:36:22 PM »
my hydra gets its maiden voyage in about 2 hours from now. i will be running just my well water without ice and pump recirculation. Today's well water temp is 53F. I will be timing from boiling temp to 64F with 6.5gal wort.

boiling to 80F in 3:45sec.
70F at 4:45sec
64F at 5:40sec.

i'm simply blown away!
« Last Edit: February 13, 2015, 04:41:28 PM by Wort-H.O.G. »
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2015, 04:43:40 PM »
my hydra gets its maiden voyage in about 2 hours from now. i will be running just my well water without ice and pump recirculation. Today's well water temp is 53F. I will be timing from boiling temp to 64F with 6.5gal wort.

boiling to 80F in 3:45sec.
70F at 4:45sec
64F at 5:40sec.

i'm simply blown away!

Damn, even with cold ground water, that's pretty stout.
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2015, 04:45:10 PM »
That would take about 40 minutes off of my brew session...damn
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2015, 05:11:45 PM »
my hydra gets its maiden voyage in about 2 hours from now. i will be running just my well water without ice and pump recirculation. Today's well water temp is 53F. I will be timing from boiling temp to 64F with 6.5gal wort.

boiling to 80F in 3:45sec.
70F at 4:45sec
64F at 5:40sec.

i'm simply blown away!
Hot damn.

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Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2015, 05:25:24 PM »
That would take about 40 minutes off of my brew session...damn

i know right?  im sitting here with a good 1/2 hour back in my day and just cant believe how quickly it worked.... not to mention all the water I saved.

worth every cent of $154.95!
« Last Edit: February 13, 2015, 07:57:56 PM by Wort-H.O.G. »
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
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Ger Pils
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2015, 05:26:49 PM »
my hydra gets its maiden voyage in about 2 hours from now. i will be running just my well water without ice and pump recirculation. Today's well water temp is 53F. I will be timing from boiling temp to 64F with 6.5gal wort.

boiling to 80F in 3:45sec.
70F at 4:45sec
64F at 5:40sec.

i'm simply blown away!

Damn, even with cold ground water, that's pretty stout.

crazy fast. and the hydra got its first run with your saison recipe Jon!
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2015, 05:29:43 PM »
Awesome. Can't wait to hear what you think!
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2015, 06:58:02 PM »
That is fast, as advertised.
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Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2015, 07:19:17 PM »
That is fast, as advertised.

yeah i was just hoping for under or around 10min.
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest