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Old 12-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default Immersion Wort Chiller - Copper or SS tubing

Is there any benefit of one over the other with regards to the effectiveness of the chilling?

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Copper has better heat transfer than stainless steel.


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Lots of threads on this topic. Copper has a better heat transfer but for our purposes they both work well.
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Yes, copper should technically be better at cooling the wort more effeciently. I doubt there would be any noticable differences in cooling times though.
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My 25' SS chiller got my wort to 68 in 13 minutes in the last batch. Granted the tower water is getting chilly this time of year, but not bad! In summer I have to run it through a per-chiller.

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