Originally Posted by ILOVEBEER
I bought a 40 plate chiller (a little bigger than a therminator) off of ebay from a seller in hawaii for 105.00 delivered. My water during winter is roughly 60* which should work awesome for 10 gallon batches.
In the summertime I plan to use my old IC in my 15 gallon keggle HLT with some ice blocks I home make and run the hose water though it before it goes to the plate chiller...it should work well (I hope).
I am still building my RIMS system which is almost done....few more things to buy and wire.
What do you guys think about the 40 plate chiller?
I may not be the best one to reply to your question, but you did mention a piece of equiptment I do know something about, The Therminator. If it does as good or better than the theminator, you got a steal. Bring the temp down with tap water, then switch to ice-water to bring down to pitching temp.
Congratulations on your buy!!