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Old 07-16-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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I brewed my first kolsch beer today using ice to cool it to pitching temperature. I took my son out looking for a job and when I got home my son said; "Dad, something is here?" I looked and on the steps was this big square box. I knew at once it was my wort chiller! *WOOT* Bought it off eBay for $50. It has 1/2" instead of the 3/8" tubing. Now, it I would have only come a little earlier, I could have broke it in

I have read that about 15-20 min left of the boil to put the chiller into the kettle to sanitize it. Couldn't I just sanitize it with my StarSan?

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Old 07-16-2007, 05:50 PM   #2
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Typical process is to just drop it into the boil. You elimate one additonal step with a sanitizer.

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I use starsan, simply because the tubes coming off either end of my chiller are vinyl, so I don't wanna get it too close to the flame.

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Old 07-16-2007, 05:57 PM   #4
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Either way works fine. Make sure to clean the hell out of it with vinegar and water BEFORE you use it.

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Old 07-16-2007, 08:25 PM   #5
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Either way works fine. Make sure to clean the hell out of it with vinegar and water BEFORE you use it.
Glad you said something, otherwise I would not have done so. Guess I would have some off tasting beer if I did not?

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Old 07-16-2007, 09:20 PM   #6
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Now you need to make another brew quick to make sure it works.

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Old 07-17-2007, 04:58 PM   #7
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Once I do the vinegar/water treatment, I do not have to do it EVERY time I use it do I?

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Just dry it out and hang it up. Wash it off before your next use. If it discolors, then just dunk it again.

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