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Old 03-25-2013, 04:15 PM   #11
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I'm looking at the 40 and 60 plate Duda Diesel chillers.

I'll be doing gravity fed for now.
Instead of more plates get longer, wider plates. The B3-23A 30 plate chiller is what I just upgraded to and it's a beast.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #12
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That's definitely still an IWC I think. Lots of folks stir a bit with an immersion chiller to either whirpool or just to get the immersed coil in contact with all of the wort.
Typically when people picture a Immersion Whirlpool Chiller it's using a pump to recirculate the whirlpool. However, IWC can also stand for Immersion Wort Chiller.

Here's the link to Jamil's whirlpool chiller
http://www.mrmalty.com/chiller.php
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:32 AM   #13
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Oh man! I had purchased the Therminator a few weeks ago and used it this past weekend. I am in Northern Illinois so the water was cold but I could not pump the hot wort through the chiller fast enough. It literally took less that 3 minutes to cool to lager pitching temps with 5 gallons. I love this thing.

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Old 03-26-2013, 01:00 AM   #14
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So it's not really an IWC, then?


^ What's not an immersion wort chiller about this? It's a wort chiller you immerse in the wort.

I stir around it to make sure the temperature of the wort is even since heat loss is tied to the difference in temperatures between the coil and the wort. If only the wort around the coil gets cold then it's not going to get colder and the whole process slows down.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:12 AM   #15
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<laughs>

I blame TLAs...

Cheers!

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Old 03-26-2013, 01:19 AM   #16
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Instead of more plates get longer, wider plates. The B3-23A 30 plate chiller is what I just upgraded to and it's a beast.
I have the same plate chiller here in SW Ohio and have no trouble getting to lager temps. We typically do 10 gallon batches and can chill all 10 gallons in less than 10 minutes to lager temps. Great device. Cleanup slightly longer than with the immersion chiller I went from but I am in love with my plate chiller.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:18 AM   #17
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Oooooooh. Immersion WHIRLPOOL Chiller. Just what homebrewing needs, another confusing acronym.

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Old 03-26-2013, 01:44 PM   #18
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Immersion wort chiller came first. It gets seniority over IWC. Whirlpool can take IWpC.

I'll definitely scope out the B3-23A series. Their chart is pretty handy.

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Instead of more plates get longer, wider plates. The B3-23A 30 plate chiller is what I just upgraded to and it's a beast.
Ditto... I use mine gravity fed most of the time with a lot of hoppy beers. Very efficient, never clogs and the cleanup is a breeze.
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I guess a regular immersion chiller is just an IC to me...carry on...

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