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Old 05-19-2009, 04:52 AM   #1
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Default Wort chiller Sanitation

I had been making 10 gall batches with my keggle, but now think I might start doing some 5 gal. batches as well. My wort chiller just barely comes above the boil line on 10 gal. but is way above on 5 gal batches. Should I sanitize the wort chiller in some iodine solution or something else to account for fact that some of wort chiller will never be in boiling wort for 15 minutes?

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Old 05-19-2009, 06:26 AM   #2
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I've been doing 5 gallon batches in my keggle and have had no infected batches so far. I put the chiller in around 15 minutes from the end. I figure that even though its not fully submerged, the steam and heat conductivity of copper would be enough to kill whatever is on the chiller.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:02 AM   #3
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+1 I rinse the chiller when done, then nothing, until I put it back in the next boil 15-20 minutes before the end. No problems.
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