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Old 05-17-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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Picked up a counter flow wort chiller recently to replace the immersion chiller I have been using for a while. I am curious on where to mount it. I have a single tier brew stand with one pump. I will be running pretty cold water coming out of the well through it. I am thinking about mounting it under the boil kettle and pumping through it and gravity feeding into a carboy. Will it cool the wort down fast enough to mount it under the boil kettle and only need to run it once? Or should I plan on cycling through it a couple of times? If so, does anyone ever lose wort at the end with it going against gravity?

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Old 05-17-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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Hey guys

Picked up a counter flow wort chiller recently to replace the immersion chiller I have been using for a while. I am curious on where to mount it. I have a single tier brew stand with one pump. I will be running pretty cold water coming out of the well through it. I am thinking about mounting it under the boil kettle and pumping through it and gravity feeding into a carboy. Will it cool the wort down fast enough to mount it under the boil kettle and only need to run it once? Or should I plan on cycling through it a couple of times? If so, does anyone ever lose wort at the end with it going against gravity?

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You can probably chill the wort with one pass. With one pump, you can go from BK-pump-wort chiller-fermenter by simply connecting them. You don't have to gravity feed.

I sometimes recirculate for 10 minutes or so (with the chiller hooked up) so the whole batch gets to 140, and then send it to the fermenter on the next pass.
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