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Old 09-27-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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So, I used a IC when I brewed extract but when I made the switch to AG I was using gallons, gallons, and more gallons of water to get my temp down. I tried no chill... That didn't really work out and I give credit to those that can do that and get good results, way too much dry hopping for me.

I wanted to do something a little outside the box and came up with this.





I whirlpool for about five minutes them pump my wort through this IC Bucket filled with ice water. W/ 5 gallon batches if the bucket is completely filled with ice I'm able to chill down to 76 by the time I've filled the carboy to about my desired 5.5-6 gallons. With a bigger bucket/container I'm sure I could get the temps even lower. When I'm finished pumping the ice is all melted and the water temp is equal with the carboy temp.

This works great for me but I'm always looking for improvement ideas if anyone has any...

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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Maybe add a drain valve so that you can remove some of the water and add more ice to get the temp even lower?

Looks nice.

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Old 10-06-2012, 01:46 AM   #3
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i like the bucket idea.

i was thinking an old garage sale 40qt cooler but buckets store better.
BTW rock salt that ice to make water at -7.5 degree will cool fast!!
have to keep the water flowing or it'll freeze.

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Old 10-06-2012, 01:52 AM   #4
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Crush ice and mix it with calcium chloride. Will cool fast, check that, super fast

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Old 10-06-2012, 01:02 PM   #5
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I was thinking about a drain too. The salt is a good idea, I will try that next time. -Thanks.

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Rock salt works great. Cools a 5 gal batch down in the 60s as fast as I can pump it in the carboy.

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A very experienced brewer in my club has been doing essentially this exact method for YEARS! Possibly even decades. He love this method because it uses very little water and is not dependent on pumps and electricity. It all works off gravity feed. He machined some plastic spacer fingers that hold the coiled tubing apart at a set distance, but he is just A-R like that.

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Great idea. The downside to this, vs the standard IC, is that you have to sanitize the inside of all of that tubing.

I suppose you could keep the tubing filled with santizer during storage.

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Great idea. The downside to this, vs the standard IC, is that you have to sanitize the inside of all of that tubing.

I suppose you could keep the tubing filled with santizer during storage.
NO!
Just a quick soak with StarSan will do the job. OR... Run boiling wort though it for a few minutes prior to chilling.
You would not wan to store star-san in copper.
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NO!
Just a quick soak with StarSan will do the job. OR... Run boiling wort though it for a few minutes prior to chilling.
You would not wan to store star-san in copper.
Isn't copper kind of copper colored?
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