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Old 03-09-2011, 04:23 AM   #1
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Default Counter flow plate chilled

I am considering buying a 40 plate chilled on Amazon for $109. There is no brand name but it gives model # B3-12A 40 plate chilled w/ half inch female NOT. I am wondering if this is the Dura-Diesel , and or if anyone has both one of these from Amazon? Any info is great.

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Old 03-09-2011, 05:22 AM   #2
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Do you have a link you could share? I have a 10 plate "economy" chiller and it works like a charm.

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Old 03-09-2011, 06:22 AM   #3
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Considering the photo shows Dudahx imprinted on it, I'd guess it is a Duda Diesel model or someone went to a lot of trouble to fool you.

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http://www.amazon.com/B3-12A-Exchang...655232&sr=8-25
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Ok thanks samc I didn't catch that in the pic. My next question is... How well do Duda Diesel plate chillers work? I know some other members have posted good results. The reason I'm so hell bent on this one is I have a 100 dollar gift card on Amazon so trying to get the most out of that.

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Ok thanks samc I didn't catch that in the pic. My next question is... How well do Duda Diesel plate chillers work? I know some other members have posted good results. The reason I'm so bell bent on this one is I have a 100 dollar gift card on Amazon so trying to get the most out of that.
I got one of the 40 plate chiller from Duda Diesel. That thing is amazing. I have use other type of counterflow chillers and so far this is the best. It took 5.5 gal for wort from +220F down to 63F in less than 4 1/2min (OK for the record, the incoming water was around 45F but I had the valve choked to 1/3 open). I was using my trusty Chillzilla before I got the plate chiller. It did a very good job cooling down the wort but I like the plate chiller form factor. One last fact, I use a hop bag and Bazooka screen in my BK (I heard the plate chiller will not react well to solids and stuff!). In addition, I have it set up as a gravity feed. No problems run the wort!

I will strongly recommend it. I got my directly from Duda Diesel. Excellent service and lightning fast shipping. Here is the link just in case (did I mention the price, ~$95)

http://www.dudadiesel.com/choose_item.php?id=HX1240

Hope this helps.

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I got one of the 40 plate chiller from Duda Diesel. That thing is amazing. I have use other type of counterflow chillers and so far this is the best. It took 5.5 gal for wort from +220F down to 63F in less than 4 1/2min (OK for the record, the incoming water was around 45F but I had the valve choked to 1/3 open). I was using my trusty Chillzilla before I got the plate chiller. It did a very good job cooling down the wort but I like the plate chiller form factor. One last fact, I use a hop bag and Bazooka screen in my BK (I heard the plate chiller will not react well to solids and stuff!). In addition, I have it set up as a gravity feed. No problems run the wort!

I will strongly recommend it. I got my directly from Duda Diesel. Excellent service and lightning fast shipping. Here is the link just in case (did I mention the price, ~$95)

http://www.dudadiesel.com/choose_item.php?id=HX1240

Hope this helps.

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Thanks that really helps me make my mind up on this.
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lanvp - I just got my Duda 40 plate chiller and am excited to use it. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on set up as far as parts used and best technique for chilling. Also sanitization/ cleaning tips would be great. Thanks

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