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Old 06-11-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Portable Plate Chiller

http://brewmagic.com/products/wort-c...-wizard-system

anyone build a clone of this that would like to share? Im working on some ideas to build something similar and always like to see what everyone else has done......
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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This is mine
The plate chiller and stainless pipe fittings are from DudaDiesel
Thermometer from Blichmann
The pump is a Chugger
Camlocks are from Bargain Fittings
The small valve with the blue handle has an aeration stone welded into a reducing bushing.

It cools wort from boiling to 70F with no pre-chill.

Using pure Oxygen to aerate.


If you plan on using it on the ground the pump really isn't even needed. There's enough siphon created when draining to pull the wort up and into your fermenter as long as it's on the ground also.

I'm sure the pump is necessary in other cases, but for me it's not even useful. I'm still glad I have though.

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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thats pretty sweet! Similar to what im thinking....but way nicer!

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Old 06-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #4
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Hi

How do you handle pitching the yeast?

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Put it in the fermenter? Just a guess!

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How do you handle pitching the yeast?

Bob
Just pitch like I'm sure most others do.

You've got me thinking now about utilizing the chilling device for inline pitching.
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Giggity..

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Where might one acquire a fantastic aeration stone welded to the reducer like that one? You've piqued my interest!

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Where might one acquire a fantastic aeration stone welded to the reducer like that one? You've piqued my interest!
I welded it.

That's what I do.

What I haven't explained is that the reducing bushing is actually a 3/8" bushing welded to a 1/2" bushing with the barb end of the stone welded into the 1/2" threaded end of the bushing.
These are actually stainless hydraulic fittings.

I used surplus parts from work to make it work. Yeah yeah I know I "stole" but those fittings would have ended up in the garbage. The company I work for buys stuff and if they never end up using it never gets sent back and we rarely re-purpose material.

Being a fabricator and welder has made this hobby much more affordable.

It also helps when welding and fabricating for local breweries.

I really don't have a need to brew my own beer that often, or buy beer brewing equipment.
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ok...so anyone thats not a professional have some pictures?!

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