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Hands on Review: Kegland Stainless Steel Counterflow Chiller

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This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Kegland Stainless Counterflow Chiller

In the past, I did some trials on the different types of wort chillers, and ended up with a counterflow chiller as the best solution for me. Of course, it depends on what you are prioritizing as a feature. Plate chillers are the fastest, but after I had a clogging incident, I had no confidence I could ever get it 100% clean again. Immersion chillers (even fancy ones) were slower, but most notably, they required me to continually bob them up and down in order to really be effective. The counterflow chiller is fast, and the relatively large passageways mean you don’t have to worry about debris clogging them up.


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Here’s how a Counter Flow Chiller (CFC) works. You wort flows inside a smaller diameter tube, which sits inside a larger diameter tube that’s filled with your cooling water. Heat gets drawn out of the wort through the conductive walls of the inner tube (made of heat-conductive metal like copper or stainless steel). To keep the package size compact, these very long lengths of tubing get coiled up on top of each other like a snake. And there are 4 connections- wort in, wort out, cooling water in, cooling water out.

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MoreBeer’s Summer Wort Chiller Sale! – choose from immersion, counterflow and plate chillers

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MoreBeer is discounting their entire lineup of chillers (Counterflow, Immersion and Plate models available) by 15% as part of their Summer Wort Chiller Sale.  This bundles with Free Shipping and.. since MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple promo codes you can get in on this and their Deal of the Day (while supplies last).

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660 GPH Utility Pump by FREESEA + free prime ship & Draft Line Cleaning Builds

FREESEA 160-1100 GPH Submersible Water Pump for Pond Aquariums Hydroponics Fish Tank Garden Fountain Waterfall

FREESEA Submersible Water Pump

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  • ★Smart control, dry running automaticly cut power.(Principle:Dry running opreation will increase motor temperature, then the pump will automatically shut down, but the motor will restart working after the temperature goes down. Therefore, when the motor automatically turned off we need to cut off power immediately. This function can effectively reduce the damage caused by dry running.)
  • ★With bottom suction trainer,100% submersible.
  • ★Maximum flow rate: 660GPH STRONG POWER and HIGH LIFT. Max Lift Height: 8.2 ft. 40W high efficiency motor for energy saving.
  • ★Lift height is a max height the water goes up, after connecting the water pipe to the nozzle (Make sure the joint sealed se

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

FREESEA 160-1100 GPH Submersible Water Pump for Pond Aquariums Hydroponics Fish Tank Garden Fountain Waterfall – note that multiple variations of this pump may be available, as such a different version may show up at this link

Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Today Only: Modular Immersion Chiller – $49.99 at Williams Brewing

Modular Immersion Chiller at Williams Brewing

Modular Immersion Chiller from William’s Brewing

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Immersion wort chillers are great in that they are easy to clean and easy to use. However, having the cooling water hoses attached all the time gets to be tiresome, as you have to deal with the chiller with long hoses full of water once you are done cooling a batch. Our new Modular Immersion Chiller solves this problem. No more lugging around a chiller, cleaning it, and storing it with the unwieldy hoses attached.

This 25′ stainless cooling coil features quick disconnect hose fittings, compatible with Melnor and other quick disconnect hose systems. Best of all, because it is easy to connect and disconnect, It can be adapted to a wide variety of purposes including connecting two in series so you can pre chill your cooling tap water in an ice bath in the warmer months before cooling your wort or still head.

For use as a pre chiller in areas with warmer tap water, hook up two units in series with the first chiller in an ice bath, and the second in your wort. Or if distilling, use one Modular Immersion Chiller to pre chill your still head water, connected between your tap water source and a still head with quick disconnect fittings like our items C74 and C75.

Fits most boiling pots, as well as the Mash & Boil, Grainfather, Brewzilla, and Robobrew. It fits ½” interior diameter tubing (not included, see our optional discounted Chiller Tubing Kit). 15½” tall to the inlets and outlets, and the coil is 7¼” wide.

This also works great as a pre chiller for a wort chiller. Just pipe this coil into your cooling water supply line and pipe your wort chiller into the exit. Then place this in a 5 gallon pail full of ice and water, and you can chill wort even in Florida or Hawaii on a hot day.


 

Modular Immersion Chiller at Williams Brewing

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boxtech Submersible Water Pump – 265 GPH + Draft Line Cleaning Build

boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Aquarium Water Pump, Fountain Pump, 25W/ 35W/ 45W/60W Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary

boxtech Submersible Water Pump

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  • A multi-functional Submersible pump=Add water+Change water+Circulating water+Sucking fish manure. Equipped with 2 water outlets and 5.6 Ft power cord, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, hydroponic and pond
  • Water pump with bottom suction trainer,100% submersible.The pump motor is sealed with high-quality resin and has better insulation performance, which can effectively prevent Water leakage and Electric leakage
  • Max Flow Rate: 265 GPH per hour, Max Lift height: up to 5.6 Feet. 25W high efficiency motor for energy saving, and low water level design
  • This submersible water pump is multi-purpose water pump with low power consumption, low noise, balanced speed, reliable operation, long service life, easy to maintain
  • Backed by 12 month warranty and professional after-sale service within 24hrs

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Aquarium Water Pump, Fountain Pump, 25W/ 35W/ 45W/60W Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Lyqily 740GPH Submersible Water Pump – Draft Line Cleaning, Potential Mark II Replacement & More

Lyqily 740GPH Water Pump Ultra Quiet 55W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 8.5ft High Lift, 5.9ft Two-pin Plug Power Cord, 2 Nozzles

Lyqily 740GPH Submersible Water Pump Ultra Quiet 55W

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Ultra-quiet Mini Submersible Pump Compact Multifunctional Detachable

SPECIFICATION
Max Flow Rate: 2800L/H
Max Lift Height: 2.6m
Power: 55W
Voltage: 110-120V/60Hz
Length of Power Cord: 1.8m
Dimension: 105mm x 66mm x 88mm

OPERATE
Neither clog up the entrance of the pump nor suck any dirty liquids.
Should the pump be used on a dirty surface, lift it a bit so that a contact with debris is avoided.
To lower the flood of water, use the control lever located on the side of the pump.
Immerse the pump into the water before connecting it to the plug.
At the very beginning, the pump may not work out properly as it might have some air inside,
So just take it off the water and immerse it again: it will surely work out.

PRECAUTIONS
Always disconnect the plug before handling the pump.
Do not use it without water.
Do not grab it using its cable.
Use only cold water.
Use the pump only if completely immersed.

UPKEEP
Remove the frontal part of the pump and the fan and wash them under flowing water.
Do not remove the drum of the pump.
Remove the frontal part and check that the fan runs the proper way.
Check the pump monthly and make sure the pump and its exit are free of obstruction.


 

Potential Uses:

Photo via Sourcing a Replacement Pump for Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer

Lyqily 740GPH Water Pump Ultra Quiet 55W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 8.5ft High Lift, 5.9ft Two-pin Plug Power Cord, 2 Nozzles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

VIVOSUN 480GPH Submersible Water Pump + Draft Line Cleaning Build

VIVOSUN 480GPH Submersible Pump(1800L/H, 25W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 7.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

VIVOSUN Submersible Water Pump

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  • 【Specifications】Dimensions: 3.5*2.7*2.3inch; The 5ft long three-core power cord offers convenient installation; An Adjustable Knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want; Max Flow Rate: 480 GPH (1800L/H), Max Lift height: up to 7.2Feet. Watt: 25W; Voltage:AC110V
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】This profile size water pump is easy to hide or disguise; The device doesn’t need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned
  • 【Optional Outlet Positions】Place the pump flat on its base, and you can get many positions. Manually rotate into the desired position
  • 【Wide Application】: High Performance Energy-efficient Pumps designed for use in Ponds, Fountains, Waterfalls, Hydroponic systems, Irrigation systems and water features

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

VIVOSUN 480GPH Submersible Pump(1800L/H, 25W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 7.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Reader Tip: Stainless Steel Counterflow Chiller… $128 at Kegco

Thanks to HBF Reader Tom for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]kegco counterflow chiller

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  • This chiller speeds the chilling process of your wort twice as fast as a standard immersion wort chiller
  • It is constructed in stainless steel and designed to use with any size brew pots or kettles
  • Pumps hot wort and cold water in and out from opposite directions
  • Features two wort feedings and two water hose connection
  • Chiller is approximately 10-1/4″ high and 6″ in diameter

 

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STAINLESS STEEL COUNTERFLOW CHILLER KC FL-SCFC

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Kegland Counterflow Wort Chiller with 3/8″ Barbs – can be converted to DuoTight… $49.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

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Copper Counterflow Wort Chiller from MoreBeer

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You may have a hard time finding a more affordable counter flow wort chiller. For the homebrewer on a budget, these heat exchangers are one the fastest ways to chill wort. Similar in efficiency to the Chillout plate chiller, but much easier to clean. Plate chillers have the disadvantage of getting gunked up in their small crevasses due to trapped hop material. This unit, on the other hand, can be easily and effectively flushed after use.

Copper is a great conductor of heat, making it more efficient than a stainless chiller of similar design. These units are 9″ in diameter and about 7″ high. The input and output are approximately 3/8″ outer diameter (9.5 mm). They can be used with gravity, but we recommend using a pump.

Check out the video below to learn how to set up the chiller with Duotight fittings (DUO115 & DUO116) that will allow you to attach Camlock, QD, or garden hose fittings to the inputs and outputs, and enable you to control the flow rate at the water inlet.

​Fittings not included.


 

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Wort Chiller – CopWC130per Counterflow Chiller (with 3/8 in. Barbs) WC130

Convert to DuoTight: Note that this chiller can be converted to DuoTight fittings for use with EVABarier Tubing with the purchase and installation of a couple economical DuoTight Fittings (not included).  Check out the product page (towards the bottom) for a video on how to do that.  Also: Hands on Review – DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing

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