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Old 08-23-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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Dec 2007
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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I just brewed Ed's Oktoberfast ale. I have a 25' 3/8" immersion coil that I use for shilling. Even in the hottest month of the year I was able to cool 11 gallons to 70 degrees from boiling in 20 minutes! I can't wait for my system to be done, for all I know my wort may be cooled by the time I think about cooling it down I guess having a deep well comes in handy sometimes!

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Old 08-23-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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You suck. . It takes me at least 20 min to cool 5 gallons with an immersion chiller and a pre chill immersion chiller.

On the bright side I don't freeze my nuts off all winter.

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Old 08-24-2008, 01:59 AM   #3
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We are fortunate to have a big kettle (40+ gallon boil capacity).
With a 30' 1/2" copper immersion chiller and a real nice agitator to keep things swirling around we are down to <70 degs after 30 minutes using well water. Stirring makes all the difference.


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Old 08-24-2008, 02:59 AM   #4
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5 min for me to cool 5.5 gallons down to 70. 40 Degree tap water roxors!
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:42 AM   #5
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58 F out of my faucet and it was 82 and humid today. Fifty feet of 3/8" brought my wort down to under 70 in a little over ten minutes.

Originally Posted by jcarson83 View Post
On the bright side I don't freeze my nuts off all winter.
That is why I recommend wearing pants outside in winter. But that's just me.

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