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So I'm planning on buying a new chiller pretty soon. Austin Homebrew has this on sale for a good price. I was wondering your experiences with this chiller. http://www.austinhomebrew.com/Psycho-Chiller-Counter-Flow-Wort-Chiller.html
I own a homemade 20 ft counterflow chiller that worked great until the line got kinked. My main concern is since this is a shorter chiller how much will the efficiency suffer.
 

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What size was your inner tube? This one is 5/8" OD convoluted. I'm guessing the convoluted tube will increase the surface area by about 50%, plus the ripples cause turbulence, which increases the efficiency.
I have no experience with this chiller, but coming from a plate chiller, I can recommend counter flow chillers for their lack of clogging (as you probably already know).
 
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Mine was a 3/8 od tube. It was fairly thin wall, so the heat transfer was fairly effective. I wondered how thick the convoluted was... I guess I'll find out soon, I went ahead and ordered it as a Christmas gift for myself. Cheers!
 

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I have a chillzilla, which is the same. Works great. Can chill from boil to 70 in a single pass, just adjust the flow. Highly recommend it
 

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http://www.austinhomebrew.com/Psycho-Chiller-Counter-Flow-Wort-Chiller.html
I own a homemade 20 ft counterflow chiller that worked great until the line got kinked. My main concern is since this is a shorter chiller how much will the efficiency suffer.
I have the same chiller sold by morebeer.... and I paid more money.
But I love it, it drops temps down from boil to 170 fast , then I transfer direct to my carboy and its gets it to ~75.
Granted I have cold ground water, 55 deg
 
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Great! Thanks for the replys. It should be here on the 27th. I'll let you know how it works out. It was too good of deal to pass on.
 
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Finally brewed the ipa yesterday. That wort chiller is a beast!
 
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