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limulus 07-15-2013 03:25 PM

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Thought I would revive this for an update: I have been using this setup for a few months now. Yesterday was the first time I think I have ever brewed in mid July. It was in the mid 80s and humid yesterday. I ran my IC for a few minutes and got my wort down to ~ 135F IIRC. I have two 10gal Coleman upright beverage coolers. I use one as a CLT and I filled it with three bags of ice and water. I recirculated the ice water through my 40-plate chiller and back to the CLT. My chiller has fittings I bought from Bobby M. I chilled 10-gallons of my Vienna Blonde that I call Wolfgang's Bitch. If you look closely, you can see the beer running through the silicone hose. The braided stuff is cold water. Check out this photo:


mrklueber 07-15-2013 10:31 PM

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yeah, I bought my plate chiller and fittings from Bobby_M. His prices were good and I like one stop shopping when possible. Although my setup is a little different since I thought about replicating the Sabco chill wizard but didn't add the O2 stone at this time. I have achieved 60F wort out temps in the winter here in SW Ohio but in the summer I use a pre-chiller on my cooling water and get about 72F. Good enough for most beers I brew in the summer. I like recircing ice water through the chiller though. What pump do you use?



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