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Old 06-23-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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I was running a search for a cheaper version of a plate chiller and foundthis one. Just wondering what anyone thinks of this.



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Old 06-23-2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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I have seen a lot of guys buy this one around here,

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_33_145&products_id=1057 2

I dunno if its anygood, but its fairly low cost.



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I would be a little leery of that ebay one. Alot of the uses that he describes are not food related. 99.9%copper? Email him for full specs to look for lead.

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I would be a little leery of that ebay one. Alot of the uses that he describes are not food related. 99.9%copper? Email him for full specs to look for lead.
The blichmann therminator is described on northern brewer to be brazed together with pure copper so I assume they're made the same way. On this guy's ebay store some of the smaller chillers uses are said to be for "beer chilling". I'm just curious if anyone has one of these.
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Thanks, I cant believe I missed that thread. Well the info was great and I think I've made up my mind as to what chiller im gonna go with.
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Thanks, I cant believe I missed that thread. Well the info was great and I think I've made up my mind as to what chiller im gonna go with.
SOOO.... Who's chiller are you going with?
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i have the shirron, i love it and swear by it.

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Thanks, I cant believe I missed that thread. Well the info was great and I think I've made up my mind as to what chiller im gonna go with.
I accidentally posted to the above old thread. check out the 50 plate chiller at the end of that thread.
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SOOO.... Who's chiller are you going with?
After all the reading I did on the different plate chillers, it seems to me that the Shirron would be the most economical choice. I'm using a keggle for 5/10 gallon batches, my 25' IC isn't getting the job done with my warm ground water here in southern california (I miss new england). The therminator by blichmann would be sweet but it's twice the cost of the shirron, and after getting all the fittings and adapters for those chillers on ebay they wouldn't really be worth the savings.


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