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Old 07-07-2012, 12:51 AM   #11
Mar 2005
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When my neighbor uses my system, he whirlpools going through the counterflow chiller (water on) until the whole batch is cooled. Then a rest for about 10 before cast.

I prefer to whirlpool through the chiller (water off) for 8 mins then rest for 12. Start cooling water and cool as I cast, monitoring output and controlling wort flow rate to control the temp.

Summer in Georgia only lets us get to about 80 using straight city water with no other tricks. Using either technique, the time is about the same.

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Old 07-07-2012, 01:16 AM   #12
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Jan 2012
Chicago, IL
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Like many others I started with a IC, then as I started doing bigger volume, I switched to a plate chiller. Now I pump the hot wort via plate chiller into the carboy and it saves a lot of time. 15gal at boil to 80F in ten min.

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