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Old 08-06-2014, 12:12 AM   #1
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has anyone heard of submerging a plate chiller in a bucket of ice water to improve chilling, along with a pre chiller.

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Old 08-06-2014, 12:26 AM   #2
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Yes, I have heard of doing that. It should work just fine but I think the pre-chiller will do most of the heavy lifting.

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Old 08-06-2014, 01:29 AM   #3
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Think about how a plate chiller is constructed: only the two outer channels would have a real thermal path to the immersion water. On a 30 plate chiller one can imagine any improvement in cooling speed would be marginal at best...

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I tried this once with no notable difference. Since I live in Texas I have started to find a better way to prechill my wort before getting it down to temp.

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