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Old 04-05-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Wort whirlpool direction with my immersion chiller?

I plan on using a paint stirrer attached to a low RPM motor that has been bolted too my boil kettle lid to decrease my chilling time.

If the water is flowing through my IC from top to bottom in a clockwise direction, is there any added benefit in changing the motor rotation direction to have the whirlpool spin counterclockwise? Or am I over thinking this?

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Old 04-05-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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Definitely overthinking it!



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Are you North or South of the equator?

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Oh...well you're definitely over thinking it then.
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oh...well your definitely over thinking it then.
lol!
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lol!
I wanted to lol this also, but it didn't seem sporting.
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I can't decide if you guys are messing around or not. In case your not, North south of the equator doesn't make a difference. It's more about the flow of the liquid at the beginning and the shape of what it's moving in. Once a funnel appears, it's symmetrical to its counterpart. So there's no difference.
If you're truly concerned about this, have a beer, maybe a valium, and chill the funk out.

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I never gave it a minute's thought at the time, but every commercial system I have brewed on, from 7 to 50 bbl, had the whirlpool set up to go counter clockwise. I don't know if there is a reason, just tradition or pure coincidence... hmmm



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