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Old 06-07-2008, 04:01 AM   #1
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My counter flow chiller puts out wort at 60 degrees. How do I warm it up?
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:07 AM   #2
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Do you have a way to speed up the flow of wort through the chiller? The lower amount of time the wort is in contact with the chiller the higher the temp will be.
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:07 AM   #3
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Shut the cold inlet valve down a little.
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The homecenters sell garden hose ball valves that you can put between the hose and your counterflow. I run my wort full bore and dial the temp in with the coolant flow. However, 60F is a great temp to pitch at even if you plan to ferment in the mid 60's. Some folks here would kill to have 60F output without using ice.
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You are getting an awesome cold break dropping it from boiling to 60f in a matter of seconds. Why would you want to warm it up????? But as everyone has said turn the wort flow up or the cooling water down.
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Old 06-07-2008, 02:43 PM   #6
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I gravity feed through my chiller, so I can't speed up the flow of the wort, but what I do to regulate temp is slow down the water flow. In the summer, I can run it full bore, but in winter I was having to slow down the water to keep the wort going into the carboy right around pitching temps.
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However, 60F is a great temp to pitch at even if you plan to ferment in the mid 60's. Some folks here would kill to have 60F output without using ice.
+1. Oh poor me, my cfc rules and yours doesn't.
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