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Rau71 12-22-2012 11:03 PM

Counterflow chiller - Wort speed?
 
How fast should the wort go through the counter flow chiller? Should I just open up my valve all the way or should I have it barely open for a slow flow?

Thanks!

Yooper 12-22-2012 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rau71 (Post 4708839)
How fast should the wort go through the counter flow chiller? Should I just open up my valve all the way or should I have it barely open for a slow flow?

Thanks!

You want to run the water fast, and then the wort as fast as needs be in order to get the pitching temperature coming out. For me, I can run it almost wide open in the winter, when my tap water is 45 degrees, and then about 1/2 way in the summer when my tap water is 60 degrees.

diS 12-23-2012 08:49 AM

Put thermometer in fermenter (or on hose end) and adjust your flow rate depending on that temperature.
It will depend on tap water temperature.


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