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Old 04-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #11
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I'd upgrade to the 50' if you plan on doing 10 gallon batches. Will make a world of difference over the 25'. Using it as a 'pre-chiller' will only be icing on the cake.

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Originally Posted by PattyC View Post
Thanks for the feedback. Here's the other option I'm thinking: buy a 50' wort chiller. Yeah, more investment up front, but right now I have a 25' IC for 5.5 gallon batches, and I'm looking to double my batch size with a keggle. So what would be more efficient, a 25' foot IC with a pump, or a 50' IC and then use my smaller IC in a bucket of ice hooked up to my water supply? Decisions, decisions.
This is what i have been doing. I really like. Gets 11 gals down in 15 mins sometimes quick. Recirculating with a march pump helps too.

Plus i started using the hot water to clear kegs, hlt and mash tun.

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