Category Archives: Wort Chillers

Hands On: More Beer’s Inline Thermometer + Whirlpool Chiller Time Trial

Here’s a look at MoreBeer’s inline thermometer setup a try.  This is an all stainless setup, with stainless quick disconnects that allows you to place a thermometer inline at any point in your system.

The heart of this unit is a Fermentap Dial Thermometer


Top View.  You can see the all stainless construction and the stainless quick disconnects


Thermometer Calibration Screw

I found the inline thermometer to be well built.  It also served it’s purpose well.  It allows you to check the temperature at a specific point in your process.  I think because liquid is moving past this thermometer, you’re getting a great picture of what the temperature actually is at any given point.

I used this to monitor my chill progress.  Video…


My apologies that this video is a bit shaky at points.  You can watch it for 9 minutes and 12 seconds or just realize that it took 9 minutes and 12 seconds to get to pitching temp.

My batch was about 5.25 Gallons.  It took 9 minutes and 12 seconds to get to 68 degrees.  Add a couple more seconds on from turning the hose on to starting the video.  Ground water temp was 57.7 degrees.  I’d say those are dandy results.

Results will vary based on groundwater temp.  In my initial trials, I was able to get 5.25 gallons of boiling water down to pitching temp in 5 minutes.  Of course, water is easier to chill than wort.

My setup is a 50′ copper immersion chiller (similar to this one) with a recirculation arm along with a this high flow March pump.

Inline Thermometer with Stainless Quick Disconnects WC420 – $64.95 + Free Shipping

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ColdBreak Brewing Stainless Steel Wort Chiller, Made in the US – $49.99, Save $18.96

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AvailabilityThis is a Homebrew Supply Daily Deal.  It is available while supplies last.  Limit 1 per customer.

25′ Stainless Steel Immersion Chiller by ColdBreak Brewing.  Made in the USA.

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Coldbreak Brewing prides themselves on making a premium, compact immersion chiller made with 25 feet of 3/8″ OD stainless steel tubing. This chiller is designed to chill boiling wort to 75ºF within 20 minutes.

Immersion Wort Chillers are the best way to cut down on the time involved in a brew day and up your home brewing game. Connecting to any standard garden hose threading (GHT) or utility sink, this 25′ Immersion Wort Chiller is a great method for quickly cooling your wort and getting it ready for pitching your yeast. Made from 25′ of 3/8″ stainless steel tubing and only 8.75″ wide, this chiller fits easily into any smaller vessels. Includes two 5′ vinyl tubing attachments for your cold water input and warm water outflow.

General Info

  • (1) 3/4″ heavy duty female swivel garden hose fitting
  • USA Made
  • 8.75″ overall diameter
  • 13.5″ inlet/outlet height (34.29 cm)
ColdBreak Stainless Steel Immersion Wort Chiller – 25 Feet 194-0003 –  $68.95 $49.99 + Flat Rate Shipping

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25′ Stainless Steel Wort Chiller – $49.99 Shipped

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25′ Stainless Steel Immersion Wort Chiller from MoreBeer.  10″ diameter, 8″ to the top of the coil, 15″ to the bend.  Includes 8′ tubing and brass faucet adapter.  Made entirely in the US.

Use to… chill your wort after the boil.  Stainless has the advantage of continuing to look good and being easy to maintain.  Copper requires more maintenance and cleaning.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

Stainless Steel Wort Chiller (25′ x 3/8 in With Tubing) WC111$59.99 $49.99 + Free Shipping

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25′ Efficient Copper Wort Chiller – $59.99 Shipped

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25′ Immersion Wort Chiller from MoreBeer.  25′ of 3/8 Copper Tubing.  8 Foot (both in and out) vinyl tubing.  Includes female garden hose fitting.  10″ diameter, 8″ to the top coil, 15″ to the bend to go over the lip of the kettle.

Efficient Wort Chiller- 1 (25′ x 3/8″ With Tubing) WC20 – $69.99 $59.99 + Free Shipping

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More about the WC20 from MoreBeer
“In a traditional wort chiller, the coils rest on the bottom of the pot and the hot wort on top takes a very long time to reach them, making the entire process time consuming and inefficient. Our original, simple innovation for the Immersion Wort Chiller from MoreBeer! is to move the coils right to the top where the majority of the heat is. This promises to give you the fastest heat exchange possible, to cool your wort down more efficiently and to get your brew into the fermenter as quickly and cleanly as possible. There is also no need to stir during chilling which reduces contamination and allows your trub and spent hops to settle to the bottom of your kettle.

Some other key differences of our wort chillers. We solder the copper tubes together at the top of the chiller, out of wort, so that the who unit retains its shape. Other chillers use hose clamps which is a less permanent, but much cheaper, solution. The connection feeds on our chillers our bent out down at an angle so that if there is any dripping at the copper/vinyl connection point it drips out of the kettle and not back into your beer. Also works perfect with a kettle that features a notched lid. Made in the USA in our metal shop.”

 

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25′ Stainless Steel Wort Chiller – $49.99 Shipped

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25′ Stainless Steel Immersion Wort Chiller from MoreBeer.  10″ diameter, 8″ to the top of the coil, 15″ to the bend.  Includes 8′ tubing and brass faucet adapter.  Made entirely in the US.

Use to… chill your wort after the boil.  Stainless has the advantage of continuing to look good and being easy to maintain.  Copper requires more maintenance and cleaning.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

Stainless Steel Wort Chiller (25′ x 3/8 in With Tubing) WC111$59.99 $49.99 + Free Shipping

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1/3 HP Submersible Utility Pump

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1/3 HP Submersible Utility Pump by Superior Pump.  2,400 gallons per hour, corrosion resistant construction, 10 foot cord.  This includes a garden hose adapter as well.

Possible uses around your homebrewery: DIY keg and carboy cleaner, draft line cleaner and a recirculation pump for wort chilling.

Superior Pump 91330 1/3 HP Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump

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Pump Sale at HBS – Full Line of Chugger and March Pumps

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Home Brew Supply has their entire lineup of brewing pumps including Chugger and March brands.  Sale prices bundle with economical flat rate shipping.  Discounted prices will be reflected on each product page if this is still going on.

I use my brewing pump for vorlaufing/recirculating, transferring from my mash tun to brew kettle, chilling with a recirculating wort chiller and transferring to my fermenter.

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