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Old 12-04-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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Hello I just recently bought a plate chiller. I was wondering if there was anything special I need to do to get any oil off of this guy. I did boil him for 15 minutes the other day. It has never been used. Any thoughts?

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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I recently used my new duda plate chiller for the first time. Before brewday, I ran several gallons of hot oxyclean through the chiller and plenty of clean water to rinse. The sticker on top was removed so I could place the entire unit in the oven to dry/sanitize. Worked better than expected on brewday: 60 gal cooled in 30 min.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:57 AM   #3
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Hello I just recently bought a plate chiller. I was wondering if there was anything special I need to do to get any oil off of this guy. I did boil him for 15 minutes the other day. It has never been used. Any thoughts?
i have a duda plate chiller and don't remember it being oily when i got it, in fact i sanitized it with hot wort and made a great beer.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:21 AM   #4
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I recently used my new duda plate chiller for the first time. Before brewday, I ran several gallons of hot oxyclean through the chiller and plenty of clean water to rinse. The sticker on top was removed so I could place the entire unit in the oven to dry/sanitize. Worked better than expected on brewday: 60 gal cooled in 30 min.

B3-23A Long 40 Plate Wort Chiller Beer Brewing Heat Exchanger 12.4" x 2.9"
How fast we're you pumping your wort through it? Did you have to throttle the flow back for it to cool? We just got the same chiller, but a 60 a don't know what to expect yet.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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I also didn't worry about oil on the inside. Being it's soldered/brazed, my guess is they didn't want ANY oil inside to make a good joint.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:41 PM   #6
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same here.. ran some idophor through it for a bit and it was good.. when completed i do like to rinse it from both sides for a couple min as well to be sure to get any residual stuff out
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