Originally Posted by 38372
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?
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.