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Old 11-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #11
Aug 2011
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Originally Posted by atreid
Fresh cooling water outlet at the top of HLT? I assume you're going to pump it out? ;-)
Should work providing the outlet is bigger but would certainly be better to have inlet at the top then just open the valve at the bottom and let it flow out to drain or where ever.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #12
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Yeah that was my point exactly... :-P

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:20 PM   #13
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I used my herms coil to try and cool my wort for the first time. It took me about 40 minutes to chill and I had to use all the ice I had available which was only about 15 pounds. I would recommend using a different method to try and chill..
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:12 AM   #14
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Using only HEX to chill is not enough, especially without continuous water supply.
Better option is to cool the wort to 80-100F with chiller and then transfer it trough ice filled HLT to chill it to pitching temperature.
This is much more efficient, since hot wort will melt ice pretty quickly.
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