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Old 10-08-2012, 03:26 AM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:31 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:33 AM   #3
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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...
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I think stirring would be a moot point with a chiller of that design?

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Old 10-08-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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>.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.

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>.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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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...84.m1555.l2649) the thing looks freaking HUGE!

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