Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Different way to cool beer.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-26-2009, 11:45 PM   #1
Tedpro
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11
Default Different way to cool beer.

What about using a block of dry ice to cool beer?

You could always boost the PPM by using o2 micron, before pitching yeast.

__________________
Tedpro is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2009, 11:50 PM   #2
Fingers
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Fingers's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
Posts: 4,212
Liked 24 Times on 22 Posts

Default

I would think that would be fairly explosive. Dry ice in hot wort? Sweet, sweet, pain....

__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
Fingers is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2009, 11:54 PM   #3
TipsyDragon
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: California
Posts: 2,607
Liked 21 Times on 19 Posts

Default

the problem with that is the fact that dry ice is -119F and will grow a protective layer of ice around itself making it slow to melt, which is not that big of a deal. while it is melting it is dissolving CO2 into your wart raising its acidity. this will aggravate the yeast when you do pitch it.

Now with that said i have used Dry Ice to chill my wart. what i do is get a small cooler and put a bag of regular ice and water in it with the dry ice. then put the hot brew pot in the cooler. next slowly circulate the wart being careful not to splash or ripple the surface. Combine that with a wart chiller and the temp drops like a stone.

__________________
TipsyDragon is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2009, 11:58 PM   #4
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southwest
Posts: 13,934
Liked 617 Times on 383 Posts
Likes Given: 56

Default

The general consensus is, no.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/dry-...chiller-34253/

__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc
Yuri_Rage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2009, 10:47 PM   #5
agusus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 119
Default

Just use regular ice. Some people have done that with good results. I did it on my last brew and actually had too much ice (the wort reached 70F in about 20 minutes and still had a small iceberg in it).

I froze about 0.75 gallon of water in a plastic 1g milk carton, and then cut off the carton to get the ice out. I had about 3.5g of wort to cool, and also put the pot in an ice bath. The ice block was too much. Next time I'll try a 0.5g ice block, or split 0.75g into two separate containers. (multiple smaller chunks of ice will cool faster than one big chunk of ice).

__________________
agusus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 or 3 gallon boils - cool all 5 gallons or cool boil first? pcrawford Extract Brewing 15 01-31-2013 12:47 AM
That Beer Is Cool, Dad Brewsmith General Beer Discussion 6 03-06-2009 11:11 PM
Cool Beer Wallpaper EdWort General Chit Chat 13 01-13-2009 01:05 AM
Beer in Freezer to Cool? Rockweezy General Beer Discussion 7 10-10-2006 02:50 PM
Beer Map - this is cool! Rhoobarb General Beer Discussion 5 03-02-2006 09:10 AM