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Old 03-05-2014, 08:50 PM   #11
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Another factor is HOW you chill. If you gently stir the wort and move the chiller around (in and out) rather than letting it just sit there, you can drastically reduce chilling time. Maybe you are doing this, maybe not, I don't know.

I have a 50' - 3/8" chiller and with using a wine degasser to stir and lifting the chiller up and down I can chill 5 gallons of wort pretty quickly to 70F. I can get it down in about 10-15min tops. To start I go very easy to not introduce a lot of oxygen while the wort is hot. As it cools I speed up and get aggressive with the stirring.

If I just let the chiller sit in the hot wort with no movement, it can take well over 30-45 minutes.

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Old 03-05-2014, 08:56 PM   #12
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Another factor is HOW you chill. If you gently stir the wort and move the chiller around (in and out) rather than letting it just sit there, you can drastically reduce chilling time. Maybe you are doing this, maybe not, I don't know.

I have a 50' - 3/8" chiller and with using a wine degasser to stir and lifting the chiller up and down I can chill 5 gallons of wort pretty quickly to 70F. I can get it down in about 10-15min tops. To start I go very easy to not introduce a lot of oxygen while the wort is hot. As it cools I speed up and get aggressive with the stirring.

If I just let the chiller sit in the hot wort with no movement, it can take well over 30-45 minutes.
yeah i stir it.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:58 PM   #13
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I have a 3/8 50' copper chiller I made in my workshop, I also stir the wort with the chiller and the water coming out of the discharge hose is piping hot, when it cools down a little I stir some more.

I've never kept track but I'm fairly certain it's around 8 minutes or so to cool 5 gallons of boiling wort to 75-80 degrees. This is ofc using water from our hose bib in winter... that might play a factor but stirring is the obvious accelerator.

Ohh, and the 50' of copper cost me around $45, the fitting I used for the hose bib (well, 2 fittings to compensate for the size) cost around $8. All in the project cost around $50-$55, not too bad

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Old 03-06-2014, 12:35 PM   #14
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i chilled to 75 f

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Old 03-06-2014, 04:42 PM   #15
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If you use a pump to recirculate the wort, you can get it to chill as fast, or even faster, than a counterflow chiller.
http://www.mrmalty.com/chiller.php

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Old 03-07-2014, 12:40 AM   #16
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60 feet of 3/8 here, with a 5 gal batch, I'd guess only about 25-30 feet under wort. Chills from boiling to 70F in 7 min with Chicago tap water (38 degrees F)

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