So for the few months that my wife & I have been brewing, we've been using the sink/icebath method of cooling our wort. This is mostly because of our erratic brewing schedule. Every cost, no ...
I have a 50' copper coil immersion chiller. To drain it before storing, I hang it upside-down next to the bath tub over night, but I've noticed that this doesn't get all the water out. This causes a ...
I have seen mostly two suggestions to cool wort. Ice bath and the coil method. My friend and I were thinking about just using ice. Ie pull the ice from the fridge that uses the same water source as ...
I'm trying to figure out how to connect some hose pipe to my kitchen faucet to pump water through an immersion chiller. The faucet has a male-threaded tip which screws out, so I believe there should ...
I've heard of many different methods of chilling wort, What is the fastest? And what's the best cost vs speed solution?
I just got a counter-flow chiller put together and have used it a couple times. Needs some tweaks, but man it really chilled the wort! After I was done I ran some hot water through it and tried to ...
I now have an immersion wort chiller, it does a pretty decent job chilling boiling wort to around 85-90F very fast, about 5 minutes, but from there to 65-70 it takes a lot, maybe 15 minutes more and I ...
I am planning to buy a wort chiller. I have used a friend's, which was copper. Now, online, I see some that are stainless steel. Is there any real difference between a copper and a stainless steel ...
My father-in-law got me a wort chiller for my birthday, one of those copper coil immersion jobs and I'm now putting it to the test. This is only my second batch of beer, so I'm pretty new at this. ...
I am on the fence with this one. Is there any reasons other than "Shorter brew day" or "contamination worries" for using a wort chiller? I brew 2.5 gallon batches of wort in my pot, and either 1. ...
How difficult are the plate-based wort chiilers to clean? Do they require filtration before the wort goes through them?
I'm considering getting one of those "Therminator" style wort chillers as an upgrade to the coil. I plan on gravity feeding the wort through and pumping back into the kettle until my wort is nice and ...
I have just put another beer in the fermentor and I seem to use huge amounts of water during the whole brewing process. I don't have an exact estimate of my water use, but taking into account the ...