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Brulosopher 10-08-2012 02:26 AM

Interesting Wort Chiller - Anyone Every Use It?
 
I'm wondering if anyone has ever used this immersion chiller. It looks like it would be incredibly efficient. Hmm.

ChrisTags 10-08-2012 02:31 AM

I've seen a few other post on this. Most say it's a little hard to stir the wort with this spider web in there.

Brulosopher 10-08-2012 02:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisTags (Post 4479087)
I've seen a few other post on this. Most say it's a little hard to stir the wort with this spider web in there.

I have the ability to recirculate, so stirring wouldn't be an issue. I guess I could've said that earlier...

HBngNOK 10-08-2012 12:32 PM

I think stirring would be a moot point with a chiller of that design?

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ArcLight 10-08-2012 03:16 PM

>.I think stirring would be a moot point with a chiller of that design?


You would still have hotter wort on top, and colder below.
I would still stir so as to break the strata and mix the upper and lower levels.

Brulosopher 10-08-2012 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArcLight
>.I think stirring would be a moot point with a chiller of that design?

You would still have hotter wort on top, and colder below.
I would still stir so as to break the strata and mix the upper and lower levels.

I would just move the chiller up and down, side to side.

dbrewski 10-08-2012 04:13 PM

I recently made a new chiller. It's not nearly as convoluted as this one, but I used a guy's idea to have the incoming cold water split into two separate coils, and spreading the coils so that they were concentric.

After testing it, I think the biggest impact you can make on any immersion chiller is going to 1/2"/50 foot length and whirlpooling with a pump. There were people with 1/2"/50 foot just normal coiled IC's getting similar results to what I did, plus they are easier to make and clean. So IMO this and a similar length normal coiled IC would produce similar results if whirlpooled. And the regular design can be whirlpooled manually.

Brulosopher 10-08-2012 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbrewski
I recently made a new chiller. It's not nearly as convoluted as this one, but I used a guy's idea to have the incoming cold water split into two separate coils, and spreading the coils so that they were concentric.

After testing it, I think the biggest impact you can make on any immersion chiller is going to 1/2"/50 foot length and whirlpooling with a pump. There were people with 1/2"/50 foot just normal coiled IC's getting similar results to what I did, plus they are easier to make and clean. So IMO this and a similar length normal coiled IC would produce similar results if whirlpooled. And the regular design can be whirlpooled manually.

Where do you buy your copper? It's super expensive at HD.

dbrewski 10-08-2012 08:59 PM

It's expensive everywhere, it seems to have climbed a lot in the last few years. Pretty much anywhere you go it's going to be $60/50 feet. Maybe someone else here knows a better place. Coppertubingsales.com used to be much cheaper than retail but it has climbed up there also.

brew2live 10-08-2012 10:51 PM

I have the 25' version from that seller and I really like it, I have never used more than 15 gallons to chill my wort. I did notice they have a new HERMS coil/chiller they used 3/8" for that looks promising for when I go for a single tier(http://www.ebay.com/itm/110957326554?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p39 84.m1555.l2649) the thing looks freaking HUGE!


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