Quantcast

new IM Chiller

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

mot

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 14, 2007
Messages
625
Reaction score
2
Location
MN
I just got a 50ft IM chiller never used one before and just wondering if there is anything I am missing before using it.
I have a garden hose hooked to my garage faucet that connects to the chiller and then the outport I just bought a few feet of utility hose from lowes as long as I have no leaks and the thing is clean I shouldnt have anything to worry about right? Sanitation wise?

I do want to get a longer hose for the outport in the future for watering plants and such in the yard. Just a regular garden hose ok? Or will that not handle the heat?
 

cheezydemon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2007
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
15
Location
The "Ville"
Not really, regular hose would probably leach a lot of lead. That and the near boiling water would be certain to kill plants and yard alike.
 

missing link

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
650
Reaction score
4
Location
Highland, MI
Just make sure it is generally free of debris, set it in the boil with the hoses already connected 15 minutes before you turn the flame out. Once the flame is out, turn the hose on full blast. I leave my stem thermometer in the boil so I can monitor the cooling progress.

If you put it in with out the hoses on and there is water in it, it will quickly begin to spit water into your wort.

Have fun
 
OP
M

mot

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 14, 2007
Messages
625
Reaction score
2
Location
MN
cheezydemon said:
Not really, regular hose would probably leach a lot of lead. That and the near boiling water would be certain to kill plants and yard alike.
dont plan on putting it right on the plant
 
OP
M

mot

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 14, 2007
Messages
625
Reaction score
2
Location
MN
forgot garden hoses have lead in it good call. I bought utility hose from lowes for now. I am pretty sure there is no lead in that
 

BrianP

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2007
Messages
1,150
Reaction score
4
Another good idea is to capture the exhaust water in a tub of some kind, then you can use the hot water to clean the hops/trub off of the chiller after use, clean up the brew kettle, etc.

Also, don't try to test how how the water is coming out during the beginning. It will be HOT.
 

Latest posts

Top