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What's the best type of chiller?

plate chiller
10 (38.5%)
counter flow chiller
1 (3.8%)
immersion chiller
15 (57.7%)

Total Members Voted: 25

Author Topic: Wort Chillers  (Read 2243 times)

Offline blatz

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Re: Wort Chillers
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2011, 01:47:42 PM »
I would say this would be the "best" type of chiller for a homebrewer:
http://www.mrmalty.com/chiller.php

+1 - after going from an IC, to a Shirron, to a Shirron + a CFC, to a Therminator + a CFC, I switched back to a 50' WIC ala Jamil.  I could not be happier.

that said, if you have really cold groundwater, a plate chiller might work for you, but you still have the problem of cleaning the dang thing out.  I like the simplicity and ease of the WIC.
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Offline Thirsty_Monk

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Re: Wort Chillers
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2011, 04:55:08 PM »
It is all about surface area and heat exchange.
In 10 gal IC works pretty good.
This is not so true with my 210 gal brewpot.
I just ordered plate heat exchanger.
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