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Old 03-05-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Automated immersion coil stirring

I've been using the following method for cooling my wort for six months or so and it works so well that I wanted to share. Basically I have a stainless steel mix-stir http://www.midwestsupplies.com/the-s...-mix-stir.html for de-gassing wine hooked up to a drill. It's completely automated so I can focus on cleaning up while the wort cools. Using this method the temp dropped from ~200 to under 80 in five minutes! Here are some pics:

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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I know a lot of people use some sort of stirring with an IC, but OOOooooo the "automation" is nice. Oh the wonders of spare lumber. :-)

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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Yep, no need for fancy

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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Was going to go to the thrift store soon and try to find a electric ice cream maker (the paddle that moves not the tumbler) and see how it does... I alway seem to start cooling and walk away and forget for a 1/2 hour

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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I wonder about hot side aeration. How much agitation does the degaser make. I know there is some off flavors that can be produced by hot side aeration. I could see the degaser working as long as there is not agitation and aeration.

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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uhoh now we get to decide ONCE AND FOR ALL if HSA is a myth or not right?

I do like it brewsme.

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I wish people would forget all about HSA, I facepalm every time I read it.

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HSA is myth on our scale, large breweries might have an issue. but nothing here

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I wish people would forget all about HSA, I facepalm every time I read it.
I audibly chuckled at this. Complete agreement there.
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I know this is an old thread.... but I'm confused...how does the drill sit on the wood beam? Doesn't that black part turn also? Or does that part stay stationary? Also how do you get the button to hold down?

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