Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Chill wort
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-23-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
newbiegirl33
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 14
Default Chill wort

Has anyone ever chilled there wort in a empty freezer?

__________________
newbiegirl33 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 10:51 PM   #2
newbiegirl33
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 14
Default

Stupid idea. Pulled the wort chiller out after 5 mins of it just heating my freezer up.

__________________
newbiegirl33 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
frazier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: illinois
Posts: 1,767
Liked 107 Times on 95 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

If the freezer is empty - isn't that what you want? Transfer of heat energy from the wort to the surroundings.

__________________

~
"Anything worth doing, is worth doing slowly." ~~ Mae West

frazier is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,119
Liked 1021 Times on 626 Posts
Likes Given: 2715

Default

It would make your freezer run overdrive to remove that much heat, which isn't efficient as far as energy is concerned. Not to mention it just isn't good to over work the freezer like that. It would likely still take hours to chill 5 gallons down to pitching temps. In my opinion, if you don't want to use a chiller you could do an over night "no chill"..

__________________
Stauffbier is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
Dan
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Makakilo, Hawaii
Posts: 6,398
Liked 1977 Times on 1223 Posts
Likes Given: 2799

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by newbiegirl33 View Post
Stupid idea. Pulled the wort chiller out after 5 mins of it just heating my freezer up.

Since it's an empty freezer, next time fill the freezer with as much frozen stuff as possible first while still allowing room for the wort. Bags of ice, or cheaper, frozen water bottles or tupperware, whatever. All that ice will help your freezer work more efficiently (once frozen) and also help the freezer combat the extra heat of hot wort.
__________________
Dan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 11:46 PM   #6
newbiegirl33
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 14
Default

I'll just use my wort chiller from now on. I was being lazy and trying to make a slightly less mess in the kitchen today. My dumb ass decided to clean it before I brewed.

__________________
newbiegirl33 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-24-2012, 12:09 AM   #7
Dan
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Makakilo, Hawaii
Posts: 6,398
Liked 1977 Times on 1223 Posts
Likes Given: 2799

Default

What? You destroyed the rampant bacteria by cleaning your kitchen first before brewing! You probably used StarSan to sanitize equipment too. What were you thinking?!

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



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools




Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS