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Old 10-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Can someone recommend a good but inexpensive plate chiller? I do 5 gallon batches. Thanks.

 
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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I use the B3-12A 40 Plate. Amazon has them for $112. Temperature drop is ~200 to 65 for me doing 10 gallon batches.

 
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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I use the B3-12A 40 Plate. Amazon has them for $112. Temperature drop is ~200 to 65 for me doing 10 gallon batches.
How long does it take?

 
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:08 AM   #4
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It takes about 20 minutes. I regulate the flow to get the temperature I want. Water temp is around 55 here.

 
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:28 AM   #5
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I use a Shirron plate chiller, picked it up on ebay for around $70. I can chill 5 gal from boiling to 70deg in 15-20min. The wort is gravity fed and use a submersible pond pump to pump ice water through the chiller.
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