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Boerderij_Kabouter 08-23-2008 09:10 PM

Why brewing beer makes me love living in the North
 
I just brewed Ed's Oktoberfast ale. I have a 25' 3/8" immersion coil that I use for shilling. Even in the hottest month of the year I was able to cool 11 gallons to 70 degrees from boiling in 20 minutes! I can't wait for my system to be done, for all I know my wort may be cooled by the time I think about cooling it down ;) I guess having a deep well comes in handy sometimes!

jcarson83 08-23-2008 09:35 PM

You suck.:D . It takes me at least 20 min to cool 5 gallons with an immersion chiller and a pre chill immersion chiller.

On the bright side I don't freeze my nuts off all winter.

aa8jzdial 08-24-2008 01:59 AM

big chill
 
We are fortunate to have a big kettle (40+ gallon boil capacity).
With a 30' 1/2" copper immersion chiller and a real nice agitator to keep things swirling around we are down to <70 degs after 30 minutes using well water. Stirring makes all the difference.



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MikeFlynn74 08-24-2008 02:59 AM

5 min for me to cool 5.5 gallons down to 70. 40 Degree tap water roxors!

mmb 08-24-2008 03:42 AM

58 F out of my faucet and it was 82 and humid today. Fifty feet of 3/8" brought my wort down to under 70 in a little over ten minutes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcarson83 (Post 815016)
On the bright side I don't freeze my nuts off all winter.

That is why I recommend wearing pants outside in winter. But that's just me.

:mug:


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