Counterflow Wort Chiller

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Counterflow Wort Chiller

Post by thepatchworkdoll » Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:15 pm

Hi Guys was looking at making one of these Counter Flow Wort Chillers. Can any of you guys who have one explain exctly how they work. Do they affect the cold break of what. Any advice really appreciated.
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Re: Counterflow Wort Chiller

Post by Jocky » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:40 pm

Counter flow chillers work by having the hot wort flow through a metal tube which is inside another tube through which cold water flows.

The wort flows in one direction while the water flows in the other. You can make a cheap one with a length of copper microbore fed down a garden hose (which I believe is Jim's weapon of choice).

If you get the flow rates right and have a long enough flow you can get your wort coming out of the chiller at pitching temperature.
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