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Old 04-29-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default Um, what did I buy? (plate chiller thing)

I bought this thing off of ebay and I realized, this is not a plate chiller, it only has two holes... yes, the picture shows that, boy I feel dumb.

Anyway, I guess I could use it like a copper cooler and just plop it in my wort right?

Could someone tell me what this thing is?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

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Old 04-29-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
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Looks like the description says it's a water cooler for a radiator. Don't think I'd be pumping wort through it anyway.

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Old 04-29-2010, 04:10 PM   #3
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Anyway, I guess I could use it like a copper cooler and just plop it in my wort right?
If only one liquid can flow through it that may be the way to do it.

At least it didn't cost too much. $12.50 is cheaper than any immersion chiller I've ever seen.

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yeah, that's why im not too upset at myself. It's clean and the ad said new never used, so I think I'll just hook it up to a hose and use it that way.

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Old 04-29-2010, 04:19 PM   #5
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Use it as a cold plate for a jockey box.

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basically a passive radiator (for some kind of fluid). it was probably intended to be at the front end of a vehicle, or part of some system that had a fan blowing air over it.

yeah you could probably clean it up and use it like a immersion chiller. but you will probably need to create some movement in the wort so it flows around the housing and cools efficiently. i guess if you trusted the cleanliness of the inside, it could try using it in a jockey-box fashion (i.e., pump hot wort through it while its submerged in an ice bath)

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Use it as a cold plate for a jockey box.
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You could possibly use it as a prechiller.

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I love the jockeybox idea!

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the only question is... how clean is it inside, should I use it as a jockey box or an immersion chiller... thoughts anyone?

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