Im using ice water for my cooling coil in a CF5. Any thoughts on whats best. A 10 gal Igloo type water cooler or a regular 52 qt ice chest.

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Maineiac

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Im using an ice water bathe for my cooling coil in a CF5. Any thoughts on whats best for staying cold. A 10 gal vertical type Igloo water cooler or a regular 48-52 quart ice chest.?
 

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Hmmm , not really sure tbh. Whichever one seems to keep ice longer would be the one I'd use .
 

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For the short amount of time you will have before all the ice melts from cooling your wort, it won't matter enough to notice. Use what you have or use what is cheap to buy.
 

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Honestly man start saving ur pennies and get a glycol chiller. I started with a grainfather cooling kit and ran a test to see whats it was about and only was able to cool water in the fermenter to low 60s, changing out the frozen water bottles 3 times a day.
 
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