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Old 03-03-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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Hello. I am buying 2 keggles to upgrade from 5 gallon batch sparge all grain batches to 10 gallons fly sparge batches. I currently have a wort chiller made from 25feet of copper. Will that still be good to chill a 10 gallon batch or do I need to upgrade to something else? I assume many people out there started with 5 gallon batches like myself and then upgraded, so I am hoping to find out what others have gone through and figured out with this. All suggestions are appreciated!

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Old 03-04-2010, 01:26 AM   #2
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I am still using the original 25 ft chiller I had from my indoor brewing days. When I used it with a keggle, the keggle retained so much heat, that it was not a very efficient cooling mechanism, even when sraying the output water on the outside of the keggle. With my thin-wall kettle now, it does all right, but I still need to upgrade. I think if you are going to use keggles, you should probably upgrade to a larger chiller and/or incorporate a recicrulation system.

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Pick up a plate chiller from dudadiesel.com, you won't be sorry you did!

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Old 03-04-2010, 03:33 AM   #4
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Have you looked at the integral chiller the Pol did?
I think I'll do something like that.
Only I'm planning on a little more sophisticated heat transfer mechanism.

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