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Old 04-23-2006, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default salt in wort chilling water in sink?

anyone know if this principle would work - if i threw some salt into the ice water
in the sink used to chill the 2 gallon batch of wort? my son has a slushy machine that
uses this to freeze juice into slushies


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Old 04-23-2006, 04:19 PM   #2
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Yes it will work, but ice water alone will chill 2 gallons of wort plenty quickly.


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It will speed the cooling (since salt, brine & ice can get down to 0F), but will use a heap of salt (a pound per gallon of ice) and more ice than just using ice water.
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They proved on myth busters that ice water cools faster than Ice alone but I'm not sure about adding salt. I would think it would speed up cooling. That's how those old ice cream makers worked.
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