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Old 04-25-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone bought one of these? How well does it work?






Brew-Magic Chill-Wizard by Sabco

I thought it might be EXPENSIVE!



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Old 04-25-2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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The question isn't who owns it. The question is at $829 who can build it and for how much?



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Old 04-25-2009, 05:22 PM   #3
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Yeah, I had one, but the voice was just so annoying that I scrapped it within a week.

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OMG!

Haaaahaaa!!!!!

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Old 04-25-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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But Sabco says right on the site; Side note: Looks easy to build yourself? It's really not. Cheaper if you build it yourself? Surprisingly not.

Without thinking about it too hard, I see maybe 500 dollars worth of stuff all bought brand new, and staying with stainless.
It is a great looking lil set up, all held together. Would beat fumbling around with my CFC. I have never used a plate chiller, but would like to. I might have to get one after I build my sculpture.

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It looks like a big pill to swallow for us DYI'ers but IF I can shave an hour off a brew day and waste less water I think it'd pay for itself over a few years.

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Well, with the inline infusion stone that's where I'd have problems. Hooking up a pump to a plate chiller would be an easy project. Just buy a stone and O2 in the fermenter.

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I really like how the chiller water lines sit directly over the electric motor. For oxygenating its as easy as this. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/inline-o2-injector-76613/
If you really want one sabco ones it would be easy to build and cheaper. But why dedicate a pump to only chilling?

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Thanks Beerthirty!

We'll go with $170 for the pump. $200 for the chiller. $25 for Beerthirty's Inline O2 stone. Add a generous $100 for a mount and fittings and you've got it for under $500. Seems doable to me. Though I agree with not wanting to confine a pump to this singular application.

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AHBS has the March pump for $139 and the Blichmann Therminator for $195.

I could do without the diffuser and thermometer. So that is $334 without tax and shipping.

Miscellaneous stuff probably run a few $$ more.

Anyone actually throw out the dosh for the Sabco unit?



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