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Old 01-30-2013, 11:23 PM   #11
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I was wondering if you could essentially use an immersion chiller backwards? I live in an apartment that, unfortunately, doesn't have any faucets that were made within the last 30 years. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have a way of hooking up to the faucet without MAJOR leakage problems. Could I run the hot wort (2.5gal batches) out of the kettle, through a copper coil in a sink full of ice water? It just seems quicker than dropping the kettle itself in an ice bath.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:43 PM   #12
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I was wondering if you could essentially use an immersion chiller backwards? I live in an apartment that, unfortunately, doesn't have any faucets that were made within the last 30 years. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have a way of hooking up to the faucet without MAJOR leakage problems. Could I run the hot wort (2.5gal batches) out of the kettle, through a copper coil in a sink full of ice water? It just seems quicker than dropping the kettle itself in an ice bath.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:53 PM   #13
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Look into a jockey box. It's essentially a coil you pass warm beer through when serving in public (camping, event, whatever) that is submerged in an ice bath. Same principle. Plus, it could do double duty for you if you ever travel with a keg.

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Do you think a jockey box would cool from boil to 60ish??

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Most of the ones I have used are fairly small plates, not coils.

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Coils are certainly available.

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