Category Archives: Wort Chillers

New at AIH: ZChiller – Spiral Star Design Counterflow Wort Chillers – Made in the US

aihzchillersZChillers are made in the US by Packless Industries located in Waco, Texas.

Adventures in Homebrewing has picked up the ZChillers line of wort chillers.  ZChillers are double tube counter flow wort chillers.  The interior tubing is a Spiral Star Design.  This spiraling increases the surface area of copper that’s in contact with your wort.  It also increases turbulence.  More movement across more surface area means your wort chills quickly.

Three versions are available starting at $159.99.  ZChillers come with your choice of no fittings, 1/2″ NPT and Male Garden Hose Fittings.

zchiller star cross sectionHere is a look at a cross section of the same style as used in ZChillers.  You can see the Spiral Star Design.

Three Models Are Available…

Standard ZChiller – 9″ diameter, 3.5″ tall, made from 102″ of copper tubing. Our original design created with small-batch homebrewers in mind. Compact, efficient, and recommended for batches of 7.5 gallons or less.

Large ZChiller – 9″ diameter, 5.125″ tall, made from 154″ of copper tubing. Our most versatile chiller, the Large ZChiller can handle much larger batches that require a higher degree of cooling while at the same time retaining the ability to be used for small batches as well. If you want flexibility and true brewing freedom, this is the chiller for you.  [Hands on Look]

Square ZChiller – 8.75″ side length, 7.25″ tall, made from 134″ of copper tubing. Distinctive design delivers cooling rates comparable to the Large ZChiller with a brand new look to spice up your brewing rig. If you’re looking for a unique chiller with a bit of flash that can handle a variety of batch sizes, look no further.

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Chillus Convolutus Counterflow Chiller – $199.99, Save $40 + Free Shipping

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Chillus Convolutus Wort Chiller.  Unique to MoreBeer.  Threaded 1/2″ Fittings so you can easily add the QD or fittings you need.  Inner tubing is made of 12′ of 5/8″ Copper Tubing.  The tubing on this is twisted/convoluted.  The twisting causes the wort to turbulate as it moves through and chills it more efficiently and quickly.

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

Chillus Convolutus Counterflow Chiller with (2) 1/2″ FPT fittings WC90A – $239.99 $199.99 Shipped

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.

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Chugger SS Inline Pump

Chugger Inline Pump with Stainless Steel Pump Head.  Made specifically for brewers.  1/2″ MPT inlet and outlet.  316 Stainless Steel front housing.  Max flow 7 Gallons Per Minutes.  25% more powerful motor 1/20 hp vs 1/25 hp when compared to other homebrew pumps.  Stainless steel means no plastic threads to easily strip out.

I use my homebrew 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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Ends Soon: $20 Off Shirron Plate Chiller + Bundles with Cleaning Sale

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Shirron Plate Chiller.  10 Plates.  Made of 316 Stainless Brazed with pure copper.

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Description via homebrewsupply.com… The Shirron wort plate chiller is a highly-efficient, compact plate-type wort chiller made of 10 plates of 316 stainless steel that have been brazed together with pure copper in an oxygen-free furnace. Very effective at rapidly reducing wort to pitching temperatures. This chiller has 1/2″ NPT threaded male hookups for the wort, and male Garden Hose fittings for the chilling and waste water. Wort may be pumped or gravity fed through the chiller.

  • Fast & Highly Efficient Chilling
  • 10 Plates of 316 Stainless Steel Brazed w/ Pure Copper
  • 1/2″ NPT Threaded Hookup for Wort
  • Female Garden Hose Fitting for Chilling

 

This is marked down $20 to $79.99 as HBS’ Deal of the Day.  Since no promo code is required for the DOD this also bundles with their current cleaning supply sale.

Shirron 10 Plate Wort Chiller SHRN-PLT-CHILLER$99.95 $79.95

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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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