25' wort chiller for 5-6 gallon batches

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AleHole

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Does anybody know how long a 3/8"- 25' immersion chiller will take to cool 5-6 gallons of wort? How about 10 gallons? I just got a keggle and am wondering since I am going to be doing full boils now if I need a bigger chiller or if I can make do with what I already have.
 

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Go with it,it'll work fine.I'd guess 10-20 mins,maybe a few more for 10# to chill to pitchin' temps.
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It usually takes me 15 to 20 minutes to cool to pitching temp. In the winter it goes faster because my tap water is much colder.
 

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It depends very much on hose water temperature. My water is about 45F in the winter and 70-80F in the summer, as the line isn't buried deeply. 5-15 minutes for 5 gallons. Given the price on copper, you might want to make a pre-chiller for the warm months.
 

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i have a 50' 5/8" diy imersion chiller. it takes me around 15 minutes to cool 15 gallons of wort

i'd go with the biggest chiller you can afford
 
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