Submersible pump

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  1. Trialben

    Trialben Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah get some Skippy into ya :D!

    My Imersion Chiller has cobwebs on it now lol
    I havnt chilled a boil since I can't remember.
    You just need to change things up a little when not chilling wort immediately.
    I've been chucking my WP hops into chill down over night and knocking back the boil hops by a smidge.
    I tell ya my beers havnt been extra bitter or anything I can't tell the difference and clarity has been exceptional for my beers.
     
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    It might help him out with his water bill too :D
     
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    Ben, you know cobwebs come from spiders...and you're a pest control guy! You let spiders onto your property? :rolleyes:

    Oh, and Skippy is peanut butter.

    I believe I need to try a no chill batch sometime this summer, see if life can get even simpler. I have a SS fermenter and can pressurize it a little to avoid sucking back air thru the airlock. Or?
     
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    Hey i only pest control other people's houses:D.
    Ask a pro brewer I bet they don't brew at home....:rolleyes:


    Don Google Skippy the Bush kangaroo that was on TV when I was a kid it's all Bluey now
     
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    I know Bluey, gimme a minute to see Skippy...
     
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    Thread derail my apologies.

    If I were and am in the near future to buy a submersible pump I'd buy the kegland Glycol pump for $20 bucks it's got the little suction cups on bottom and hose barbs provided win win me thinks.
     
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    Well, thinking about this logically. Your chiller cools wort by thermal transfer, circulating the water back into the ice bath would raise the temp fairly quickly. What if you used a "jocky box" of sorts to chill the groundwater ahead of the chiller and routed the output into a sink for cleanup(at least until the wort got close to groundwater temp).
     
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    I hate it when I give myself an idea, I have an older imersion chiller that I don't use anymore(bought a taller one for the digiboil). Think I'll put it into a cooler with some water, ice and rock salt, then hook it up between the sink and the cooler in the DigiBoil when I do my next brew. Bet I can cut my chill time considerably.
     
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    The Homebrew Happy Hour guys use two immersion chillers in series, the first is submerged in a bucket with ice water and then connected to the chiller in the wort. They're in Texas where the groundwater can get up to 90F in the summer, apparently
     
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    Yeah I know having the water recycle back in definitely causes it to heat faster, but for my setup at least I'd need 2 55 gallon drums to do otherwise and it would be a hassle.
     

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