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Old 05-14-2012, 02:29 AM   #1
FirstStateBrewer
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I have combined my immersion pre-chiller with my counter-flow chiller.

The base is an old milk crate. Inside I have a cat litter bucket to hold ice water for pre-chilling the tap water which runs through the counter flow chiller sitting on top. I've attached wheels and a handle salvaged from an old garbage can. The handle is screwed onto an old plastic shelf board.

It may not look like much to you, but to me it's a thing of beauty! :-)




 
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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Looks pretty cool. Hauling around my CFC can get pretty unwieldy.
Do you really need to pre chill your water?
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:51 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by evandena View Post
Looks pretty cool. Hauling around my CFC can get pretty unwieldy.
Do you really need to pre chill your water?
I've only used the counter-flow chiller twice. The first time without a pre-chiller my wort went into the fermentor at 75F. The 2nd time WITH the pre-chiller, my wort came out at 70F.

I figure I might as well use the pre-chiller, since it's simple enough to use.

 
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