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Old 12-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #1
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How fast should the wort go through the counter flow chiller? Should I just open up my valve all the way or should I have it barely open for a slow flow?

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How fast should the wort go through the counter flow chiller? Should I just open up my valve all the way or should I have it barely open for a slow flow?

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You want to run the water fast, and then the wort as fast as needs be in order to get the pitching temperature coming out. For me, I can run it almost wide open in the winter, when my tap water is 45 degrees, and then about 1/2 way in the summer when my tap water is 60 degrees.
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Put thermometer in fermenter (or on hose end) and adjust your flow rate depending on that temperature.
It will depend on tap water temperature.
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