Immersion Chiller - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Immersion Chiller

Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
Brewmeister Jeff
Brewmeister Jeff's Avatar
Sep 2007
Monkey Falls, WI
Posts: 209
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

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.
BrewMeister Jeff

Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
Jul 2007
Tucson, AZ
Posts: 43

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

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.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help With Immersion Chiller? JrZyBud Equipment/Sanitation 7 01-29-2012 09:02 PM
immersion chiller zurcj20 Chillers & Stir Plates 3 09-28-2009 11:18 PM
New immersion chiller ghack Chillers & Stir Plates 6 02-16-2009 11:34 PM
immersion Chiller Skins_Brew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 02-25-2008 11:09 PM
Immersion Chiller JimiGibbs Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 03-17-2006 05:24 AM

Forum Jump