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Razorback_Jack

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I’m about to get a new immersion chiller, perhaps a 1/2” diameter, 50’ coil. Looking at one with a listed coil height of 13”. This means it will stick out of my boiling wort by about 2”. I sanitize the immersion chiller in my wort during the last 10-15 mins of boil. I’m not sure if those top coils will be sanitized, because they won’t be in the boiling wort. They call me the Great Overthinker, just so you know! Should I be concerned about it? Guess I could soak the thing in StarSan instead, but it seems a waste to do so. Thoughts?

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Jackson
 

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The bacterial varmint that tries to ride out 15 min above steaming wort, 2" from surface, will rue the day and expire in short order.

Rue the day, I say.
 

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You are thinking heavily on it. Like the others have said...I think if any bacteria survive the contact heat, the transfer heat or the steam heat...they deserve to sour my beer.

I've not had any issues because of that.
 
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