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clblittle 07-21-2012 03:24 AM

Duda Diesel - 30 Plate Chiller
 
Just finished a brew with my new 30 plate chiller from Duda Diesel. I was absolutely the worst customer ever (changing my order twice, and returning once) because of poor planning on my part. However I received the B323A 30Plate and just finished a batch.

I simply cannot explain how awesome these guys were, or how great this chiller is. I just cooled 10gal. to 72 deg. literally in about 8 minutes. wow. I have dumped a lot of money into my new hobby, but this takes the cake as far as investments go. Seriously, coming from the most indecisive person to ever walk the face of the earth: Do your self a favor and order one of these things today. You will not regret it. :ban:

mikescooling 07-21-2012 12:01 PM

I have the 40plate chille from duda diesel and I love it. Once you go plate chiller you never go back!! Don't drop it because it can dent FYI.

Basevol 07-21-2012 02:32 PM

Just about to order from him,I've been looking at them all week. I'm just not sure which fittings I want to get, any suggestions

Curtis2010 07-21-2012 02:49 PM

Me too! Love my Duda Diesel chiller!
:)

Curtis2010 07-21-2012 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Basevol (Post 4268393)
...I'm just not sure which fittings I want to get, any suggestions

Don't recall the exact threads/diameters, but a suggestion: set-up all connections to the chiller using quick disconnect fittings. This allows the hoses to be easily removed. Handy for cleaning and storage. These fittings you can typically get on a visit to a good local hardware store.

jclucca 07-21-2012 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Basevol (Post 4268393)
Just about to order from him,I've been looking at them all week. I'm just not sure which fittings I want to get, any suggestions

The fittings are really going to depend on your setup. I got the hose connectors for the water in/out and male threaded fittings to attach wort in/out as I use camlock QD fittings. Works great.

I also got the longer chiller with 20 plates - longer = faster cooling. It's awesome.

joelireland 07-21-2012 03:54 PM

Agree 100%. My 30 plate is simply amazing.

mikescooling 07-21-2012 04:07 PM

Mine came with hose fittings for the city tap water in and out. That saved a lot of money. You have to think about what supplies and returns you are going to have and at what pressure? Correct me if I am wrong, the how many plates question is about pressure in and out? What is city water pressure and what pressure is the hot wart?

jclucca 07-21-2012 04:50 PM

I believe the number of plates refers to surface area, not pressure. The more plates, the greater the surface area where heat is exchanged.

day_trippr 07-21-2012 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jclucca (Post 4268714)
I believe the number of plates refers to surface area, not pressure. The more plates, the greater the surface area where heat is exchanged.

It's is pretty much all about surface area, but volumes (both wort and water) typically increase with the number of plates, providing a potential increase in throughout - with the caveats including having the water and wort flow rates to take advantage.

"Pressure" per se isn't much of a factor with plate chillers...

Cheers!


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