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Old 06-02-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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I just bought 2 20 plate SS exchangers, I was thinking of running them in series. Or for the plate chiller uses, will one do for 15gal batches.
right now I use a 30ft 1/2 copper IC with whirl pool and can cool in 25min or so (depends on water temp)




I was thinking kettle- pump- plate chiller-plate chiller-IC chiller return,, but was also thinking about putting in a dedicated whirlpool return to the kettle and forgo the IC chiller

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Old 06-03-2010, 01:23 AM   #2
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Just use one of them, it should work just fine if you recirculate with a pump and have decently cold ground water. Just remember to send the hose in the opposite direction of the wort!

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I have a 20 plate and a 15 plate and run them in series. When my tap water is cool I run the cooling water in series as well, but in the summer or if I'm making a lager and my tap water is above 50 I'll pump ice water through the 15 plate chiller.

Works great for me. I like being able to pump the wort at full flow all the time, which I couldn't do with my CFC which was a major flow restriction.

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