Cool wort down quicker

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Cool wort down quicker

Postby beef » Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:19 am

How can I cool my wort down quicker? I just let it stay in room temp. I was hoping to add my yeast quicker to my wort but it is always to warm.
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Wort Chiller

Postby Team Beer » Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:51 pm

The most common tool to use is an immersion wort chiller. Simply submerge into your boiling wort, turn off the heat and turn on the water. On a nice day I have cooled wort ready for yeast in about 20 minutes for 5 gals of hot wort. There are several on the market check 'em out.
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water and ice

Postby mickeymac » Tue Jul 02, 2002 2:03 pm

I usually submerge my brewpot in a sink or bathtub full of ice water. The cold water usually cools it to about 75 degrees in 30 to 40 minutes or so. I leave the lid on to keep out bad stuff but tilt it just a bit to let some hot air escape and speed the cooling.
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Counterflow chiller

Postby Freon12 » Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:12 pm

I built a counterflow with two 10' rolls of copper tubing. 1 was 3/4" and 1 was 3/8". I put the 3/8 inside the 3/4 and rolled them in a coil. I then put tee fittings on each end. I think there are instructions on this here at beertools? anyway, I run the hose in one and the beer in the other while I drain the brewpot into the fermenter at 70f on a hot day! I can send you a picture if you like.
This is as fast as Racking! Cool huh? get it, cool. I made a funny.

P.S. I saw a convoluted chiller at StPats.com if you have money. Froach may know more about this.

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yes please

Postby stumpwater » Wed Jul 03, 2002 1:52 pm

I would really like the plans/picture for your counterflow chiller. 20ft of copper is a heck of a lot better than the 100ft I think I need for an immersion cooler to run through my 12 gallon brew pot. email is archersofalbion@hotmail.com

Thanks!
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Get the picture?

Postby Freon12 » Fri Jul 05, 2002 3:44 am

Three on the way.
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yup, thanks!

Postby stumpwater » Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:09 pm

Great! Thanks for the quick response. On to better beer.
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Fittings

Postby Freon12 » Fri Jul 05, 2002 4:12 pm

You may already know this, but the reducer fitting has a stop in it that must be removed(I use a dremmel) so the 3/8 can pass through it to make the connection to the 5/8 (7/8 in your case).

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Picture of Counterflow Chiller...

Postby Framnk » Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:54 am

Hi Freon -

Would you mind shooting me a picture of the Counterflow Chiller you built as well?

framnk@yahoo.com

TIA!
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