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Old 05-18-2007, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Moving up to a 10 gallon batch tomorrow

Well, I think I'm gonna do it tomorrow. I'm gonna brew a 10 gallon batch of my Haus Ale. I don't have a pump, so I gotta find a way to elevate my Banjo Burner and my MLT.

I have a keggle with a bazooka T already installed in it. How many folks are using an immersion chiller for 10 gallon batches?

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Old 05-18-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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Good luck with the upgrade! If you need an idea on an easy set up that would acomidate a burner under the HLT check out my gallery there are a few pics of my set-up, not much but it was cheap and easy. It's jst two saw horses and a small table top I make with some spare lumber. I use a CFC so I can't help you there.

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I use an immersion chiller on my 10 gallon batches. Works fine in cooler weather, a little slower as the temps rise. Usually takes about 20-30 minutes to get it down to 75*. Works a little faster if you can get some sort of whirlpool going. I'm thinking of building a whirlpool device using my pump and a piece of copper tubing. That or getting a prechiller (heck maybe both).

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I brew 10 gallon batches and use an IC. I use a drill with a metal paint stirrer to create a whirlpool. I can usually get it down to pitching temp in 15 minutes. It aerates too!

Cooling time will most likely go up when the tap water is warmer this summer.

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I brew 10 gallon batches and use an IC. I use a drill with a metal paint stirrer to create a whirlpool. I can usually get it down to pitching temp in 15 minutes. It aerates too!

Cooling time will most likely go up when the tap water is warmer this summer.
While some argue that hot side aeration is no big deal for homebrewers, I personally would still avoid excessively aerating your beer before you get the temps down under 100° or so. Just seems like one of those things to not take too many chances with. I gently stir my wort as it cools, and with my immersion chiller I'm at pitching temp within twelve or thirteen minutes.
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While some argue that hot side aeration is no big deal for homebrewers, I personally would still avoid excessively aerating your beer before you get the temps down under 100° or so.
I use a variable speed drill and go easy with the speed until I get the initial temp down for that very reason. Once I'm at 110-100, I start a faster whirlpool.
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Gotcha Good to clarify for everyone, though.

That initial drop to around 110° or so it pretty fast, anyway.

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Thanks guys. I'm going to use the keggle with the bazooka T. It's the one on the right. Snagged this setup a while back for $200 off of Craigslist.



I don't have a pump or extra hose for the Chillzilla, or the time to get it soaked and sanitized. Eventually, I'll build something to incorporate the whole system.



Does the bazooka T do a good job at filtering out the hops & hot break? I've never used one before as I normally pour my 5.5 gallons through a strainer into a plastic bucket. This time I'll be using two buckets.

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That settup is pretty close to what I use... and I do use an immersion chiller. It takes about twenty minutes to cool 10.5 gal down to pitching temp. I think I'm gonna make another one that has more coils to speed the process.

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you know with that set up you can do 12 gallons. Your not limited to 10
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