When you say pre chiller you mean basically coiling the garden hose up in a bucket of ice water before It enters the chiller?Adeering said:Now to get the full bang for you buck on those 25' running the water through a pre-chiller submerged in ice water to lower the temp will give a greater cooling efficiency.
You would make the immersion pre-chiller out of a copper coil. That woulb be submerged in an ice bath.Cajun_Tiger33 said:When you say pre chiller you mean basically coiling the garden hose up in a bucket of ice water before It enters the chiller?
Sorry I'm still a noob, I'm just trying to get all my stuff straight before I jump into this..
This is what I do and it works like a charm.RiverCityBrewer said:The hose wouldn't get very good cooling transfer... a prechiller is basically just a small immersion chiller that sits in an ice bath that you run your hose water through on the way to the counter flow or plate chiller.
This sounds like a great idea. The beer is only 80F at this point. Might work. I might try it.Misplaced_Canuck said:...the wort comes out of the CFC, say at 80-85F, run that through another coil of copper inside a bucket with ice water.