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  1. B

    Chilling Wort Accident

    Hello, Recently I made the mistake of pouring my hot wort into my glass carboy (fermentor) instead of first cooling it. I normally always cool my wort by putting it in my sink with ice and adding cold tap water around the edges of the pot but I completely blanked-out and poured it directly into...
  2. B

    Wort Chiller Review and Comparison

    Here is my comparison of a few wort chiller types and brands. Chilling your wort after you’ve finished the boil serves a number of purposes. There’s the scientific aspect of how chilling it quickly causes certain protein strains to form and precipitate out, and there’s corresponding studies of...
  3. tone_s

    DIY Cost-Effective Immersion Wort Chiller

    The following steps are how I made a immersion chiller for cooling my brew fast for pitching yeast. No need to to pay $100 bucks. Things you will need: Standard head screw driver 25' 3/8" copper tubing (some use 50' and you would follow the same steps) 4 hose clamps 3/8" ID clear plastic hose...
  4. WileECoyote

    Cooling Wort Fast Without A Chiller

    I use two different methods for cooling 5 gallons of wort down after boiling it. One for summer brewing and one for winter brewing. Neither of these include a wort chiller, as I have not purchased one yet. I thought sharing these methods just might help a new or even an experienced brewer out...
  5. EnVinoVeritas

    DIY Wort Chiller For Hot Weather

    Living in Phoenix - the Valley of the Sun - I was confronted with the problem of a good way to chill my wort. With tap water coming out of the faucet VERY WARM, many of the standard methods didn't work. After much consternation, I came up with a method that has served me very well. All you need...
  6. M

    Do I have turbulent flow in my chiller?

    So this question comes up a lot so I finally took the time and crunched the numbers. People often ask, 'how can I make my chiller more efficient?' An answer that commonly pops up is, 'add a wire to the inner diameter of the tube to increase turbulence.' I often chime in to say I am 90% sure that...
  7. tone_s

    DIY Cost-Effective Immersion Wort Chiller

    The following steps are how I made a immersion chiller for cooling my brew fast for pitching yeast. No need to to pay $100 bucks. Things you will need: Standard head screw driver 25' 3/8" copper tubing (some use 50' and you would follow the same steps) 4 hose clamps 3/8" ID clear plastic hose...
  8. WileECoyote

    Cooling Wort Fast Without A Chiller

    I use two different methods for cooling 5 gallons of wort down after boiling it. One for summer brewing and one for winter brewing. Neither of these include a wort chiller, as I have not purchased one yet. I thought sharing these methods just might help a new or even an experienced brewer out...
  9. EnVinoVeritas

    DIY Wort Chiller For Hot Weather

    Living in Phoenix - the Valley of the Sun - I was confronted with the problem of a good way to chill my wort. With tap water coming out of the faucet VERY WARM, many of the standard methods didn't work. After much consternation, I came up with a method that has served me very well. All you need...
  10. M

    Do I have turbulent flow in my chiller?

    So this question comes up a lot so I finally took the time and crunched the numbers. People often ask, 'how can I make my chiller more efficient?' An answer that commonly pops up is, 'add a wire to the inner diameter of the tube to increase turbulence.' I often chime in to say I am 90% sure that...
  11. stouttanksandkettles

    ****HOT-AND-IN-STOCK Products for the Holidays!!*** Brew Like a Pro with Stout Tanks equipment

    The quality of your brewing equipment matters, and is directly related to the quality of beer you create. Your craft beer deserves the best environment you can give it. Gain more control over your brewing process, get more consistent flavors, and bring the authentic "pro" brewing experience...
  12. J

    Small batch wort chilling

    I've been reading a lot about how much to stir wort during a chill and decided to do the following on a 1-gallon batch: -Evening before before: Sanitize a tray and 16 oz. stainless steel water bottle, fill with ice water in freezer, leaving room for expansion (cap on) -During boil: Fill an...
  13. J

    For Sale: Home brew kit plus extras

    Mash tun, HT,LT with thermo, transfer bucket, fermentation bucket, 2 Pepsi keg's with quick connects, burner, wort chiller, cleaning items and bottle rack, extra growlers and seals. Co2 canister with gages. These items are all new and have not been used , besides the Pepsi keg's. All are 1/4...
  14. olie

    Wort filtering before chilling?

    TL;DR: What is your process for wort-filtering before chilling? I'm looking at counterflow & plate chillers. (Not looking for advice there -- yet! That'll be a different thread, when the time comes. Focus! ;) ) It seems to me that, for any chiller that the wort flows through -- i.e., not an...
  15. serum67

    California Keg Cowboy 40-Plate Wort Chiller (BRAND NEW)

    Brand-New Keg Cowboy 40-Plate Wort Chiller (AKA: Brazed Plate heat Exchanger). Was going to use this for my Brutus build that never happened. $80 shipped.
  16. Asator

    Next Step In Continued Improvement

    Hello, I'm a relatively new brewer, six 5-gallon extract brews under my belt. I feel like I'm steadily improving with each batch. I've come a long way from my first batch, a pale ale that ended up getting dumped, that was brewed on an electric stove in a 3 gallon stockpot. I now have an...
  17. grfrazee

    [DIY] Adding a Hookup for a Wort Chiller Under the Sink

    After moving into the new house, I've been boiling wort at the stove instead of outside. I then have to make the treacherous journey down a couple stairs and ~30 feet away from the stove to the back patio, all while carrying 50 lbs of boiling-hot wort. This is of course a bad idea, so I...
  18. cuse88

    Ohio 5500 watt E-Keggle, Still Dragon Controller Kit, 1x HotPod, & Broken Therminator. MOTIVATED!!

    Doing a little clean-out and upgrading so I am getting rid of a few things. I am willing to ship everything below, but local pick-up and a drive within 90 miles or a good brewery ;) of 44004 is preferred. I was using the 5500 watt element on 120v (1375 watt draw). Also willing to trade for...
  19. SouthPhillyBr3w3r

    DIY double coil chiller

    I am working on a plan for a double coil immersion chiller to replace the janky, poorly made IC I currently have (25' x 3/8" Single). I was going to do two 3/8" x 25' coils, attached using T-fittings that are sweated together, so that there is cold water flowing from the input through each of...
  20. C

    Wort Chiller Size?

    What is the necessary size of an immersion wort chiller to properly cool a full 5 gallon boil? Is a 25' copper chiller sufficient? Or will I need at least a 50' to cool a full boil?
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