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Old 09-29-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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Title says it all, trying to figure out how I want to plumb in the chiller to cycle through at the end of boil.

 
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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anyone?

 
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:44 AM   #3
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Seems the title didn't say it all.

Try using more words and assume everyone out there is as clueless about what you're thinking of as I am right now

Cheers!

 
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #4
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I'm wondering what others are doing to plumb in a plate chiller. Are people leaving it out of the loop till the end of boil, then adding it to the plumbing? Or is the common practice to have it connected but bypassed during boil.

I am also making a presumption that a pump is running during boil, and that may be my mistake.

 
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:43 PM   #5
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Ok, that's way clearer

The brewers I know with plate chillers don't have a second ball valve on their pump outputs for switching between recirculating vs filling fermenters.

They just drape the pump output hose in the kettle and recirculate for the last 5 to 10 minutes of the boil to sanitize the chiller and plumbing. At flame out they'll run the pump until the wort is chilled down to near pitching temperature, stop the pump, stick the output hose into the carboy and turn the pump back on.

Interestingly, none of them whirlpool the wort in the BK. Whatever was in the BK ends up in the carboy, break and all...

Cheers!

 
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:48 AM   #6
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I don't bypass mine. In fact, I intentionally start running boiling wort through it about 15 minutes from the end of the boil to sanitize.

That said, I don't exactly follow day_trippr's procedure. I do heat sanitize, but only recirculate long enough to get the temp close on the chiller output (by adjusting one of the ball valves) I then run everything through on a single pass to the fermenter.

 
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