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Old 08-11-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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100L of water through an immersion chiller and down my drain.

I want to buy a therminator type chiller. Any suggestions? I want something that I can clean and inspect to assure 100% sanitation.

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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buy a pond pump and recirculate ice water through your chiller. no wasted water and you get to chill faster.

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #4
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Hook up the outlet end to a water sprinkler and water the yard!
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #5
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100L. What's that, 25 gallons or so? Basically, the equivalent of a 10 minute shower. But instead of sending the water straight down the drain, perhaps you can divert the discharge out onto the lawn or flowerbeds where it can do double duty. Or collect it in buckets and use it for laundry. Or skip a shower. I know a lot of people on here seem to get racked with guilt about the "wasted" water from their immersion chillers, but I honestly don't understand it. It's really not that much water when you think about it.

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:26 PM   #6
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I run mine into the fermenter to sanitize. The rest I collect into buckets for cleaning other equipment and watering flowers
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #7
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What's your ground water temperature? Are you agitating your wort while the immersion chiller is in there?

People often try to switch up their chilling setups in hopes of getting better efficiency, but often the limiting factor is just hard facts of thermodynamics. It can take a lot of water, no matter how you mix it, to bring 5gal of boiling wort to pitching temps.

I don't know of any plate chillers that open up for inspection. It's pretty much a constraint of the design.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #8
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I guess I had to qualify that I rent, and have no use for the water.

I can tell by some of the responses that water conservation is far too close to sounding like environmentalism. Political discourse in the states doesn't sound like too much fun, nor is it really productive with your political/media environment trivializing everything and rendering every argument relative, redundant, or outright idiotic. What else is new right?

Perhaps it'll be more of a concern when your aquifers are all contaminated and you have to scrounge for money or resources to obtain clean water. These things always come to mind after the fact though. Good luck indeed.

 
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I guess I had to qualify that I rent, and have no use for the water.

I can tell by some of the responses that water conservation is far too close to sounding like environmentalism. Political discourse in the states doesn't sound like too much fun, nor is it really productive with your political/media environment trivializing everything and making everything relative, redundant, or outright idiotic. What else is new right?

Perhaps it'll be more of a concern when your aquifers are all contaminated and you have to scrounge for money or resources to obtain clean water. These things always come to mind after the fact though. Good luck indeed.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:45 PM   #10
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Stay on topic, sparky.

"I want to buy a therminator type chiller. Any suggestions?"

 
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