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Offline oscar36

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Our system
« on: March 29, 2017, 06:04:35 PM »
We made a 20 gallon set up with 26 gallon kettles, fermentation chamber and a newly added glycol wort chilling set up.

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Re: Our system
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 06:29:22 PM »
sweet setup. 

how quickly does the glycol chill it down?
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 07:06:13 PM »
We had the glycol at 40°F and to chill down 20 gallons of wort it took 30 mins. It would be nice to know what other people with a similar set up are getting for chill times.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 07:37:51 PM »
We had the glycol at 40°F and to chill down 20 gallons of wort it took 30 mins. It would be nice to know what other people with a similar set up are getting for chill times.

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your question may be directed towards people who have a similar chilling system, i.e. glycol, so apologies if so.  I have a similar system otherwise, but i don't use glycol - i run a double ganged counterflow chiller, one with groundwater and one with ice water on a continuous loop from my HLT. 

I get 12gal of wort to 50df in about 20-25min. 
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Re: Our system
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 01:21:45 PM »
It looks like your system is in the basement. Do you brew there? What do you have for ventilation?
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Re: Our system
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 02:45:50 PM »
It looks like your system is in the basement. Do you brew there? What do you have for ventilation?
We are in a garage

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Re: Our system
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2017, 07:22:54 AM »
I am using glycol with my chiller but slightly different, I have 2 thermonator chillers, one I run glycol through and pre chill my ground water. The water then goes to my second chiller to chil the wort. I do a single pass with the wort and typically can chil 20 gallons from boil to about 70* in 15-20 minutes. I just recently picked up a counter flow similar to yours to try in place of one thermonator mainly for ease of cleaning.. we'll see if it changes anything.. nice system!

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