Major Chiller Malfunction - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Major Chiller Malfunction

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-11-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
BrewmanBeing
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
Posts: 117
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



OK, so the chiller worked fine, but, my plastic siphoning device melted in the recently boiling wort. It was one of those auto siphon pumpy thingys (about $15) and I really liked it. I had to break it in half multiple times to keep drawing off the bottom of the kettle and restart the siphoning manually (orally?) multiple times as well. Nice cold wort on the other end but a major hassle of a process. Any advice or equipment to do this better next time? What do you have dipping into your hot wort that doesn't melt? Also, the hot side tubing is pretty discolored now.

Oh, to clarify, I purchased a counterflow "plate" chiller similar to this one:



I obtained brass fittings for it at the local hardware store.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 09:39 PM   #2
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,912
Liked 338 Times on 169 Posts


Get a stainless racking tube and some hi-temp silicone hose.

An alternative is to drill a hole in your kettle and add a spigot with weldless fitting and let gravity do it's job. That would be the cleanest solution.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 09:42 PM   #3
BrewmanBeing
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
Posts: 117
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by EdWort
Get a stainless racking tube and some hi-temp silicone hose.

An alternative is to drill a hole in your kettle and add a spigot with weldless fitting and let gravity do it's job. That would be the cleanest solution.
I guess it's time to buy one of these:


 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Temperature Probe Malfunction BierMuncher Equipment/Sanitation 16 10-17-2009 01:07 PM
Smack Pack Malfunction BeerBalls Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 06-17-2009 11:34 PM
bottle capper malfunction ? yeasty Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 04-20-2009 04:57 AM
Yet another wardrobe malfunction at the superbowl Jared311 Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 12 02-03-2009 02:26 AM
Major Score HomerT Equipment/Sanitation 10 12-13-2005 05:43 PM


Forum Jump