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Shirron Economy Counterflow Chiller

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Shirron Economy Counterflow Chiller

SKU: 7538

All-stainless channels allow for an easy to clean and sanitize chiller. Works with gravity, or hook it up to a pump for even greater efficiency.

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All-stainless channels allow for an easy to clean and sanitize chiller. The Shirron Counterflow works with gravity, or hook it up to a pump for even greater efficiency. Great entry level counterflow chiller. This chiller gets the job done quickly. Connections or backflush assembly are not included.
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4.6 / 5.0
26 Reviews
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Excellent Chiller
This 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, 2010
Best Chiller for the Money
I have had this one for about 5 years now and its been great. It's hard to clean like any plate chiller, but I have never had an infection or off flavor yet. I did however leave it sit without back-flushing, so I bought another one figuring 5yrs is enough. I also have a Blichmann plate which is equally good, but this one performs just as good as that for half the price.
March 9, 2017
1 year ago
Chiller works well. Great deal if you buy it when Midwest has a 20% off sale. I would recommend it for small batches.
January 7, 2017
1 year ago
Excellent chiller
This 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, 2013
Great Chiller
This 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, 2013
Chillin like a fillin
Totally 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, 2013
I'm happy with mine
Pros:_x000D_Chills wort to the temperature of the water you are using for the counterflow. If your hose water is 70 degrees, it will chill your wort to 70 degrees._x000D_I use mine without a pump and generally had have good results._x000D_Price_x000D__x000D_Cons:_x000D_It is susceptible to clogging, therefore you need to put a screen on your diptube. I have tried a mesh screen and also a stainless steel scrubbie. Both work pretty well but when I make an IPA, the hops tend to clog the screen or scrubbie and the flow can get really slow or stuck._x000D_Cleaning this is a bit of an issue as well. I backflush it to get out the debris but I have a really hard time getting all of the water out of the chiller. I have tried putting it into the oven but that didn't really work as there is no direct path for the water to evaporate and escape. Shaking and leaning it on it's side are the only ways I can get the water out, but not all of it. I have also tried using an air compressor but it still doesn't get everything out._x000D__x000D_Overall, it does a great job of chilling your wort, but I do plan on upgrading to a chilzilla style chiller in the future to avoid the problems mentioned above. The chillzilla doesn't clog as easily as platechillers so I wouldn't require a screen until the wort exits. That is the ideal situation.
October 30, 2012
I have to slow the flow from my pump way down and it still doesn't quite cool the wort. Usually 78 degrees is the best I can get it. I am not totally sold on this brand.
May 23, 2017
over 2 years ago
great for gravity feed
I have used this chiller after whirlpool and can easily chill wort to below 70F if i have the water turned on full blast.
June 4, 2017
1 year ago
Works great
As 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, 2012
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What are the dimensions of the entire chiller?
P E on Sep 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Body is 1 1/8 thick x 2 3/4 W x 12 1/2 inches long. MPT nipples extend out 5/8 " Approx.
How many plates?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 4 plates
what are the specifications on the threaded connections for this counterflow chiller? FPT ?
K O on Sep 7, 2016
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.

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