Using snow to fill the chiller, I was able to cool 14 gallons from 212 to 60 in about an hour. Keep in mind that I cheaped out and only use a 20' x 3/8" coil.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Wort chiller closed loop with pump revisited IN THE SNOW
When I first tried this in the summer, chilling the 14 gallons of wort required MANY more pounds of ice than I had anticipated. I decided to abandon the idea and just hook the chiller to my hose and run the wastewater into my garden. I hated using the hundreds of gallons, especially since it was inefficient to use 60 degree water. Then it dawned on me yesterday: I have more ice than I could ever use in my back yard!
at 11:10 AM