cooling the wort

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  1. goatee

    goatee New Member

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    thinking of using my immersion chiller in reverse so to speak... instead of placing it in the hot wort,, ill put it in a bucket of ice water and pump the wort through the chiller. replenishing the ice as needed.

    anyone ever try this? was it faster? i think this is going to be faster.
     
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    Steve SPF Well-Known Member

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    I think we've had this question, will see if I can find it. Someone will be along to answer directly I'm sure, I cool overninght now so have very liitle knowledge of the subject myself.
     
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    This is my plan for the summer months when the ground water warms up.
    Going to put a few bags of ice in my HLT. Run my hose into HLT. Pump that water through my immersion chiller. Once the temp coming out of the chiller comes down to, maybe say 100F I will then recirculate the chiller output back i to the HLT. I whirlpool the wort in the kettle, and my chiller is a home made double pass chiller.
     

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