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Old 03-04-2012, 03:28 AM   #21
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Catch points? Can you elaborate?
Just look at the interior of a plate chiller:



There are many, many places within it for eddy currents to form. When that happens, hops debris and cold break can block passage.

Using your suggestion with the CFC will provide the same result. Keep in mind that it is chilling wort - not chilling water. Also, both are a single pass systems.

 
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #22
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So you're pumping the wort through the outer jacket instead of the inner tube? Interesting. It's a very nice looking build.
I don't think he is, but that's a curious idea. If one were to use an all-copper chiller like that, and submerge the thing in ice water, it might work better if you ran the wort through the outer pipe. The wort would have colder fluid on both the inner and outer sides of the ring.

 
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #23
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What kind of flow rates and water temperatures were you working with?
I don't recall measuring water temperatures or cooling water flowrates. The wort was gravity fed into it and the output into the fermenter was regulated with a ball valve to maintain the desired temperature at the output. It seemed like I had to slow it down a bit during the summer when the water temperature was higher, but I never measured things.

 
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #24
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I don't think he is, but that's a curious idea. If one were to use an all-copper chiller like that, and submerge the thing in ice water, it might work better if you ran the wort through the outer pipe. The wort would have colder fluid on both the inner and outer sides of the ring.
that was my thinking too.

 
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