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Old 05-07-2009, 02:54 AM   #11
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I keep the lid off after the boil. I have a 3/8" copper chiller and I am constantly stirring it to cool it down. It takes me about 30 minutes to cool it down. I can only imagine how long it would take if I did not stir.

How long does it take you guys to cool it down to 70 without stirring it?


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Old 05-07-2009, 03:02 AM   #12
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I put lid on to keep bugs out. Those bees like the smell of my sweet wort


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Old 05-07-2009, 11:26 AM   #13
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Mine take a long time with no IC, like an hour of refilling the sink and stirring with frozen bottles. IC build coming soon...but I leave the lid off the whole time and no problems yet.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:35 AM   #14
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I keep the lid off after the boil. I have a 3/8" copper chiller and I am constantly stirring it to cool it down. It takes me about 30 minutes to cool it down. I can only imagine how long it would take if I did not stir.

How long does it take you guys to cool it down to 70 without stirring it?
10 or 12 minutes I have a whirlpool line that I pump my wort thru while chilling and 50 ft 1/2 chiller.

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Old 05-07-2009, 06:43 PM   #15
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It takes me 25minutes to chill down to 68 degrees. A little longer if I'm going to for a lager temp. I use 2x 50feet pre-chillers that feed into wort chiller. One is in a container that I freeze solid the night before. The other one is filled with ice and salt. I use the wort chiller to get it to 100 and then attach the other 2 and blamo....chillification.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:16 PM   #16
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I boil outside so I do cover after it has cooled a bit. My lid has a notch cut out for the IC so it fits snugly and I can still sort of 'stir' the chilling wort with it like that.


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