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Old 09-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
Dec 2011
Enfield, CT
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I'm looking for an immersion chiller to
cool down 10 gal batches,suggestions?

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:43 PM   #2
Nov 2009
Asheville, NC
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buy one or make your own. I'd recomend 50' or 1/2" copper. I'd also highly recomend some sort of whirlpool as well. I do my whirlpool with a pump but if you don't have a pump you can simply stir it with a spoon. The whirlpool greatly increases the cooling effectiveness of the immersion chiller.

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
Jan 2013
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Personally, if I were to do it all over again, I would make my own Counterflow Chiller, or buy a duda diesel 20 or 30 plate chiller for under $100.
Go Spartans!!

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Old 09-14-2013, 03:20 AM   #4
Nov 2010
Mahopac, NY
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Try these guys, good stuff.
they are very close to you and have great prices
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:20 AM   #5
Jan 2009
Holly, MI
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I do 10 gallon batches with a 50' 1/2" chiller and it works just fine. The whirlpool makes a big difference as well; assuming you have a pump it doesn't take much to get setup.

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Old 10-08-2013, 02:41 AM   #6
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Sep 2013
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DIY: I made a pretty easy one and wrote about it here:

It uses 1/4 tubing for high efficiency.

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Old 10-08-2013, 02:48 AM   #7
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Sep 2013
Dallas, Texas
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Here is what I will be making for my 10+ gallon batches. Very well thought out design by feinbera.
"A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure." -Czech Proverb

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Old 10-08-2013, 03:18 AM   #8
Feb 2012
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Used my 50 foot 1/2 inch chiller to take 11 gallons to 75ish in under 16 minutes last weekend. During the winter should take it to 65 or lower in 15 minutes due to the cooler groundwater.

Lifefermented does it really take you > 60 minutes to get to 70 ish degrees with your chiller or did I misread your post? That seems like a really long time.

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