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Hammy71 01-31-2013 08:35 PM

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I use this technique when I brew lagers. I have a real old fermenting bucket (so old it didn't have a wire handle originally), and an old pond pump I had laying around. My wort chiller has garden hose attachments on it, so I use old washing machine hoses to connect the pump to the chiller and from the chiller back to the bucket to recirculate. To save money on ice, I chill the beer down with my normal method at first. Once the wort has reached the mid 70s I switch over to the bucket/pump. Works great. The return hose is shoved into a frozen gallon milk jug in the picture.


Mtn_Brewer 01-31-2013 10:05 PM

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I have a new water saving system that uses a submersible pump. I have a 55 gal barrel with a submersible Little Giant pump. It pumps water from the barrel through a pre-chiller and then through an immersion chiller before getting pumped back into the barrel. I cooled 2 six gallon batches in succession from boiling to 50 degrees and the water temp went from 48 to 82 degrees. It only took a couple of quart sized blocks of ice in the pre-chiller bucket. It took close to an hour, because the pump is undersized and could barely put out 1 gpm. I'm going to upgrade the pump and I think it will work great. In colorado the hottest month is July with an average temp of 70, so I think the system should work year round. I put a water trough de-icer in the keep it from freezing in the winter.


Mtn_Brewer 01-31-2013 10:05 PM

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I have a new water saving system that uses a submersible pump. I have a 55 gal barrel with a submersible Little Giant pump. It pumps water from the barrel through a pre-chiller and then through an immersion chiller before getting pumped back into the barrel. I cooled 2 six gallon batches in succession from boiling to 50 degrees and the water temp went from 48 to 82 degrees. It only took a couple of quart sized blocks of ice in the pre-chiller bucket. It took close to an hour, because the pump is undersized and could barely put out 1 gpm. I'm going to upgrade the pump and I think it will work great. In colorado the hottest month is July with an average temp of 70, so I think the system should work year round. I put a water trough de-icer in the keep it from freezing in the winter.


Mtn_Brewer 01-31-2013 10:05 PM

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I have a new water saving system that uses a submersible pump. I have a 55 gal barrel with a submersible Little Giant pump. It pumps water from the barrel through a pre-chiller and then through an immersion chiller before getting pumped back into the barrel. I cooled 2 six gallon batches in succession from boiling to 50 degrees and the water temp went from 48 to 82 degrees. It only took a couple of quart sized blocks of ice in the pre-chiller bucket. It took close to an hour, because the pump is undersized and could barely put out 1 gpm. I'm going to upgrade the pump and I think it will work great. In colorado the hottest month is July with an average temp of 70, so I think the system should work year round. I put a water trough de-icer in the keep it from freezing in the winter.



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