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Old 01-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default How fast do you cool your beer?

After brewing is complete and you have to get your beer to the right temperature,

How fast can you do it?

5? 10? 15? Minutes

What's your best time?

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Old 01-25-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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My best time was with 10 gallons. I took it from boiling to 65F in 13 minutes. That was with a 50' chiller, water was at 32F.

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Old 01-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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I usually go 20-30 minutes in 25ft of CFC, no matter what groundwater temps are.

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Old 01-25-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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Use a ice bath for 3 gallons partial boil, add salt to the ice to reduce freezing temp, cools to 70 degrees in about 10- 15 min...

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #5
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6 Gallons in 8 minutes, @ 62F.

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #6
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20-40 minutes for 6' gallons depending on the time of year. I have an immersion chiller, about 30'.

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:07 PM   #7
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13-15min for 6 gallons to 60* using a 20ft CFC. That's recirculating until the entire batch is under 140, then straight to the fermenter.

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:13 PM   #8
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About 5 minutes for 12 gallons, using a plate chiller and ground temp water. That's straight from kettle to fermenter, avg of about 70F.

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #9
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I just upgraded from a 25 foot to a 50 foot recirculation chiller. I am going to use the 25 foot in an icewater bath and am excited to see how much faster it works. In Phoenix our water temps are never very low so I am hoping this will have a huge impact. Right now it is about 20-25 minutes to go from boiling to 70.

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:42 PM   #10
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i can go from boiling to 62 in about 7 -8 min with my ic in 3 gal of wort

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