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Old 12-06-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default What to do with 2 plate chillers?

I have an existing Shirron plate chiller and a I also have a Therminator on the way. The Therminator will be purposed for the brunt of the wort chilling.

What do you think is the best application in the brewery to take advantage of BOTH chillers?

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Old 12-06-2008, 04:29 PM   #2
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I'll throw out the obligatory answer. I'll send you my address and you can send it to me, then both chillers will be used to the fullest extent.

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Old 12-06-2008, 06:07 PM   #3
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Yeah, why not just sell it?

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If you really think you need to use both of them and your tap water is never cold enough you could use them in series. Run tap water through the first one to knock it down most of the way, then have ice water (or glycol) pumped through the second one. Of course now you have two chillers to clean

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I would sell personally. But if you want to use both you can pump wort through the one you dont want for cooling and circulate water from your hlt to heat the wort instead of having direct fire.... just a suggestion

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Was the Shirron not gettin' it done for you?

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Was the Shirron not gettin' it done for you?
It was fine actually. I have been gifted the other.
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If you really think you need to use both of them and your tap water is never cold enough you could use them in series. Run tap water through the first one to knock it down most of the way, then have ice water (or glycol) pumped through the second one. Of course now you have two chillers to clean
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I've been thinking of buying another plate chiller off ebay to do this very thing.

I Always recirculate some PBW through my shirron then some water. I then stick it in the oven until the next brew session - gets baked several times from 300-425 degrees. Some 10-15 plate chiller are less than $50 on ebay.
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Maybe I will sell it. Dunno yet.

Don't need it for a heat exchanger as my rig is already a rims (electric heat exchanger) as well as direct fired..

What is a used Shirron worth?

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Cut it in half! Then show us if there really is a buildup of organic matter in the nooks and crannies!

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