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Old 04-03-2010, 01:51 AM   #1
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doing first AG(5 gallon) and wont have access to a wort chiller. what is going to be the best technique for chillin? ive heard ice bath with salt sprinkled, while stirring the wort slowly? does this seem accurate? ive never had problems cooling extract 3 gallon batches in my sink with just ice and some flowing cold water. someone help me out so i dont screw up my first AG full boil...

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i havent used a wort chiller in any of my 5 or 6 all grain batches. I use the ice bath technique and it is usually cooled within 30 minutes stirred occasionally

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You can do the no chill method which a lot of brewers do. I have done it with no ill effects!

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You can do the no chill method which a lot of brewers do. I have done it with no ill effects!
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poor planning and I've done it a couple times with no adverse affects.
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i havent used a wort chiller in any of my 5 or 6 all grain batches. I use the ice bath technique and it is usually cooled within 30 minutes stirred occasionally
do you stir the whole time or wait till the wort gets down to a certain temp?
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Do not stir. You font want to aerate hot wort ever!

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It might be a pain, but you can split your wort in 2 right after the boil and cool it in 2 separate places...and then combine once it is down to 70 degrees.

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I stir it very gently. No aeration

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I sometimes go with no chill option let it sit to cool off with lid on it.

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Fill up some #1 soda bottles with ice or salt water and toss in the freezer. Sanitize the outside and throw them into your kettle. Keep in mind that ice will cool better than salt water.
Free and reusable.

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