Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Which IC??
Thread Tools
Old 01-15-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 12
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts

Default Which IC??

I've decided to go stainless. I like the idea of an Immersion Chiller that's more durable and easier to clean. The conductivity differences between and SS and copper are minor in this application.
I've narrowed it down to two units and was looking for some opinions.
It will be used in a 15 gal Spike Brewing kettle for 5 and 10 gal batches. I understand a 50 footer will have some exposed coils but I'm not ready to buy two chillers just yet.

I'm leaning towards the Adentures in Brewing IC because my garden hoses can lay on the ground instead of running them up to the top of the chiller. I'm concerned that hose weight could work against the chiller seating well within the kettle. I also think the hose attachment provide some more flexibility for setup and break down.

I may eventually add a recirculating arm and pump wort back into the kettle (ala Jamil style) but it all starts with a decent IC. Which one gets the nod? Cheers!

Bukit is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 11:16 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,282
Liked 87 Times on 73 Posts
Likes Given: 1


Just about the same. If I had to choose I would go with the one from adventures in brewing. I have one made of copper with the same design and have no issues with it. Just have to be careful the hoses don't get too close to the flame if your using a burner.
Toasting Tortoise Brewery
Primary - Smoked Belgium
- Burton IPA, Munich Lager, Cream Ale
Bottled - Muscadine Port, Imperial Stout

North Florida Brewers League
tally350z is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Akron, ohio
Posts: 360
Liked 29 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 24


It looks to me like you're paying $19 for $5 in vinyl tubing and $4 in mini-hose clamps.
With the Brew Supply chiller there's no reason you couldn't remove the hose fittings and add your own tubing so your connections are wherever you prefer. I doubt the 0.5" shorter coil height will grossly affect cooling times on a 10G batch.
1°:Cider; Conditioning: Banana wine, Cider, Orange/Clover blossom mead, Cyser, JAOM, In like a Lion RIS ; Drinking: In like a Lion RIS; Mango Melomel, Blackberry Melomel
Leithoa is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Newest Threads