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Old 01-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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After brewing is complete and you have to get your beer to the right temperature,

How fast can you do it?

5? 10? 15? Minutes

What's your best time?
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:36 PM   #2

My best time was with 10 gallons. I took it from boiling to 65F in 13 minutes. That was with a 50' chiller, water was at 32F.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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I usually go 20-30 minutes in 25ft of CFC, no matter what groundwater temps are.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:58 PM   #4
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Use a ice bath for 3 gallons partial boil, add salt to the ice to reduce freezing temp, cools to 70 degrees in about 10- 15 min...

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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6 Gallons in 8 minutes, @ 62F.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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20-40 minutes for 6' gallons depending on the time of year. I have an immersion chiller, about 30'.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #7
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13-15min for 6 gallons to 60* using a 20ft CFC. That's recirculating until the entire batch is under 140, then straight to the fermenter.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:13 PM   #8
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About 5 minutes for 12 gallons, using a plate chiller and ground temp water. That's straight from kettle to fermenter, avg of about 70F.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:22 PM   #9
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I just upgraded from a 25 foot to a 50 foot recirculation chiller. I am going to use the 25 foot in an icewater bath and am excited to see how much faster it works. In Phoenix our water temps are never very low so I am hoping this will have a huge impact. Right now it is about 20-25 minutes to go from boiling to 70.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #10
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i can go from boiling to 62 in about 7 -8 min with my ic in 3 gal of wort

 
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