Ew, look at my RIMS element - Page 4 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Ew, look at my RIMS element
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway

Thread Tools
Old 06-28-2011, 05:02 PM   #31
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 985
Liked 18 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Originally Posted by onthekeg View Post
Thats a similar reason why I don't have a plate chiller. I can only imagine what one would look like if cut apart after many batches.
here is a clean one cut apart. Most breweries have a plate and frame instead of the brazed ones we use because they can take it apart and clean.


You start with a full bag of luck and a empty bag of experience, your goal is to fill the bag of experience before you empty your bag of luck

Reason: bad english.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 05:17 PM   #32
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,337
Liked 300 Times on 235 Posts
Likes Given: 496

That image should put some concern out there about the use of plate chillers. There are a bazillion spots inside it that have very low flow with eddy currents. Because of that, they are difficult to completely clean. IMHO.

I've posted a similar cutaway image before:

I'm a firm believer in immersion & counter flow chillers.


Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 06:27 PM   #33
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 846
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Wow, if the therminator didn't have a good track record and i seen this picture before i bought it, I never would have. Like stated above, there are way to many places for trub to get stuck in and never removed.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Forum Jump