A simple device for cooling boiling Wort down quickly and effectively.
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This immersion coil Wort Chiller is made from 6mm(id) microbore copper tubing and is used to quickly cool the boiling wort to yeast pitching temperature, by acting as an efficient heat exchange system transferring the heat from the boiled wort to the cold running water passing through the chiller. It is a simpler and much less expensive system than either a counterflow wort chiller or the plate chiller system, but is very effective nonetheless.
It comes complete with reinforced tubing to allow you to connect it directly to a suitable tap via an appropriate connector (not supplied) or onto the outlet of a quick serve tap or drum tap if you are using a large fermenting bin as your water reservoir. The outflow from the chiller is placed directly into the drain, a sink or a collection vessel (so you can use the hot water for washing all your equipment) but EXTREME care should be taken as the temperature of first outflow runnings can be as high as 80ºC.
Many brewers find that this coil works more effectively if the water is input into the bottom of the coil and then drained from the top. This is because the cooled wort is always towards the bottom of the boiler rather than at the top where it could be reheated by the convection currents rising from the hotter wort below it.
Depending on the temperature of your feedwater and the rate of flow, it is possible to cool 25ltrs of boiled wort to yeast pitch temperature in approximately 30 minutes.
The chiller contains approximately 17 coils of 10mm (od) microbore copper tubing, is 18.5cm high and has an outer coil diameter of 14cm.
This chiller has recently been redesigned to remove the "swan's neck" from each end of the coil which were previously used to hang it over the edge of the boiler as shown in my photos of it in use. As a result of this, the plastic connector tube may enter the wort and experience expansion whilst in use. Unless you attach it with a jubilee clip (or something similar), you MAY find that it can come off and add cooling water directly to your wort.