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Pratzie 12-12-2012 09:37 AM

Immersion Wort Chiller - Copper or SS tubing
Is there any benefit of one over the other with regards to the effectiveness of the chilling?

Begin2Brew 12-12-2012 10:46 AM

Copper has better heat transfer than stainless steel.

Paul07293 12-12-2012 10:46 AM

Lots of threads on this topic. Copper has a better heat transfer but for our purposes they both work well.

Nagorg 12-12-2012 10:59 AM

Yes, copper should technically be better at cooling the wort more effeciently. I doubt there would be any noticable differences in cooling times though.

huhwha 12-12-2012 12:59 PM

My 25' SS chiller got my wort to 68 in 13 minutes in the last batch. Granted the tower water is getting chilly this time of year, but not bad! In summer I have to run it through a per-chiller.

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