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FirstStateBrewer 05-14-2012 02:29 AM

Mobile Wort Chilling Station
 
I have combined my immersion pre-chiller with my counter-flow chiller.

The base is an old milk crate. Inside I have a cat litter bucket to hold ice water for pre-chilling the tap water which runs through the counter flow chiller sitting on top. I've attached wheels and a handle salvaged from an old garbage can. The handle is screwed onto an old plastic shelf board.

It may not look like much to you, but to me it's a thing of beauty! :-)

http://firststatebrewers.com/wp-cont..._341-Small.jpg

http://firststatebrewers.com/wp-cont..._505-Small.jpg

evandena 05-14-2012 02:43 AM

Looks pretty cool. Hauling around my CFC can get pretty unwieldy.
Do you really need to pre chill your water?

FirstStateBrewer 05-14-2012 02:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evandena (Post 4083647)
Looks pretty cool. Hauling around my CFC can get pretty unwieldy.
Do you really need to pre chill your water?

I've only used the counter-flow chiller twice. The first time without a pre-chiller my wort went into the fermentor at 75F. The 2nd time WITH the pre-chiller, my wort came out at 70F.

I figure I might as well use the pre-chiller, since it's simple enough to use.


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