DetailsAll stainless channels allow for an easy to clean and sanitize this chiller. The only counterflow chiller that works with gravity, or hook it up to a pump for even greater efficiency. Great entry level counterflow chiller, although it's not quite as efficient as other models it still gets the job done quickly. Connections or back flush assembly are not included.
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4.8 / 5.021 ReviewsExcellent ChillerThis is an awesome chiller. It works with a gravity feed, so in addition to being half the price of a Therminator, you don't need to buy a pump. I chilled 10 gallons of wort down to 80F when the ambient temp was 95F. I'm not sure what the ground water temp was, but I was impressed!November 13, 2010Excellent chillerThis is one of my favorite pieces of brewing equipment. I like that it takes up less storage space than an immersion chiller. I also like that I can rack my beer quicker with this plate chiller than I could with my old immersion chiller. You do need to find a way to keep hops/sludge out of your plate chiller or it will definitely clog. I use a "hop spider" during the boil and I have a bazooka screen on my boil kettle. I also back flush my plate chiller with PBW immediately after use and bake it in the oven before storing it.January 1, 2013Very happyI love this thing, 5 minutes, done._x000D__x000D_Pros:_x000D_works very fast_x000D_uses less water_x000D_cools close to the temperature of the input water_x000D__x000D_Cons:_x000D_hard to clean, takes a lot of work_x000D_easy to clog, so need a scrubee/filterJanuary 21, 2013Great ChillerThis is the first chiller that I have owned and I was surprised how good it worked for an "economy" chiller. It chilled the wort really quick, so much so that I had to turn the flow of water down to ensure I didn't drop below pitching temp. I didn't have the flow from the pot open full, but it was flowing at a decent rate to ensure I could aerate it fully. I didn't use a pump. Gravity worked fine.January 23, 2013Chillin like a fillinTotally amazed at how well the product worked. 210 degrees down to 59. Only down fall is that it doesn't come with mounting hard wear.March 10, 2013SHIRRON ECONOMY COUNTERFLOW CHILLERChiller works well. Great deal if you buy it when Midwest has a 20% off sale. I would recommend it for small batches.January 7, 2017Purchased
2 months agoWorks greatAs other reviewers have mentioned, this chiller works well just by using gravity. I put my fermentation bucket in an ice bath and drain into it from the chiller. Drops from just below boiling to 72 by the time I'm done running 5 gallons through it.August 23, 2012Cools FastThis works way better than my immersion copper wort chiller. I use a 1/2" line and the beer is cool as my brew pot drains into my primary fermenter.October 16, 2012I like itI love this plate chiller. In the summer months it can get down to 80* or so but in the winter up here in MN I've had a the valve almost all the way open and dropped it down to 60* without much of a problem. I whirlpool the wort with a diptube along the side of the kettle and gravity feed without any problems.November 19, 2012Really does chill fastAt first I was disappointed, it wasn't working as well as I expected. Then my friend showed me that I reversed the water flow intake and out take. Now it works very well. This cools to within 10 degrees of hose water very fast. Its fine for all seasons but summer. For summer I recirculate the wort with a pump, till its cooled to 90 degrees, then switch to circulating cold water through it from a cooler. A word of advice - make sure there is no hops debris in your wort. Use a hops bag or scrubee. Hops will block this and are annoying to have to clean out.January 14, 2013
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 5 answerswhat are the specifications on the threaded connections for this counterflow chiller? FPT ?BEST ANSWER: This chiller has 1/2" NPT threaded male hookups for the wort, and male Garden Hose fittings for the chilling and waste water.Just to get this out of the way, I am a newb. I got a kit for Christmas, and I love it, I have 3 batches under my belt, and I am looking to upgrade my setup. Placing my covered kettle on the back porch and surrounding it with snow is not ideal. Looking for a wort chiller. I don't really understand how this item would work. Do I need two pumps? One for ice water and one for the wort?BEST ANSWER: Hello Johnny,
Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! The plate chillers only necessitate 1 pump to pump the wort from your kettle to the fermenter. The other ports are standard hose thread so that you can hook up a garden hose from a spigot to it, no ice water needed. If you do not have access to a hose spigot, we also sell adapters for a sink so that you can run a hose to the chiller. http://www.midwestsupplies.com/faucet-adapter.html The out side of the water port should have a hose that runs back to the sink. The plate chiller works by running water through thin channels that alternate with thin channels containing the wort running in the opposite direction. The heat transfer happens as the two liquid pass one another. I hope that this helps, let me know if you have any further questions!What are the dimensions of the entire chiller?BEST ANSWER: The dimensions are 13" L x 3" W x 2" H