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Old 11-04-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Immersion Chiller

I have been brewing Extract batches for some time and have always wanted to buy an immersion chiller. Mostly because it would take about 5+ hours to cool the wort down to 75-80 Degrees to pitch the yeast.

As I said in another post, I hadn't brewed a batch in 2.5 years because of the brew room remodel. So, I brewed two batches, one Friday and one Saturday. Friday's batch I took a little longer to make sure that everything worked the way it was supposed to. However I forgot to buy a hose for the immersion chiller . The total time for the first batch was almost 5 hours. Mostly because we had to wait for the wort to cool down to pitch.

Yesterday I ran out and bought the Hose for the immersion chiller and the total time was cut down to 3 hours. The immersion chiller literally dropped the cool down time to 15 minutes. The temp went from 210 degrees to 80 quickly.

If you are planning on getting one - I highly recommend it. These things are the Cats ass.


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Old 11-04-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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the cat's ass is clearly an underused idiom and i wish more people would use it.

also, immersion chillers are awesome things. i put mine on a 170gpm fountain pump

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...n+pump+chiller

and it can handle a full boil just fine. however, since you are doing extracts, it might not be necessary. either way, cat's ass.
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