DetailsA simple tweak—adding barbed fittings and a drop-angle to our favorite immersion chiller—spawns a new best-in-class product. Introducing Silver Serpent®, the most sanitary immersion chiller on the market.
Brew with peace of mind like never before. Drop-angle connections provide insurance against contamination. Surprise leaks stay outside your kettle and away from cooling wort.
Ensure secure tubing with proprietary barbed fittings. Eradicate shooting streams of water that make a mess in your brew cave. Do away with ill-fitting hose clamps on mis-shapen chiller connections.
Maximize flow and minimize fuss. The Silver Serpent™ drop-angle eliminates kinked tubing. No more hassling with propping up water hose. Tubing can now hang tension-free, kink-free and problem-free.
- Stainless Steel Immersion Chiller
- Vinyl Tubing; one end with a garden hose fitting for attaching to a utility sink
- Hose clamps to secure tubing to barbed fittings
- Details & Instructions
4.8 / 5.040 ReviewsExcellent Wort ChillerThis is an excellent wort chiller. Simple to use, and cools the wort rapidly. I have used it once and will use it for every batch I make from now on. So much more efficient in terms of cost, speed of cooling, and use than the bags-of-ice-in-the-sink method. Zero leaks, easy to clean. I use it in a 5-gallon brew kettle.May 27, 2015Great Wort Chiller!I received this as a Christmas gift. It is used with a Mega Pot 1.2 8-gallon brew kettle on my kitchen stove._x000D__x000D_The Silver Serpent is handsome, well made, and had zero leaks out of the box and in real-world use since then. The stainless steel is easy to clean. The kinks at the ends of the design would likely prevent leaks from going into the kettle if the chiller had experienced any._x000D__x000D_With a 5-gallon wort starting at 212F, this chiller was able to get the wort down to 80F in about 10 minutes using 50F tap water and a 160 gph aquarium pump (my kitchen faucet won't accept a hose adapter). I was very impressed with how quickly and how well it worked._x000D__x000D_Unlike a copper chiller, this one won't develop the green corrosion you can see on copper, though it seems to work as well as copper chillers do._x000D__x000D_If you're planning to by a wort chiller anyway, I think it's worth the few extra bucks to get this one. It's a quality product.January 11, 2015The Silver Snake works without fail.I know everyone swears by copper as the best way to cool wort. This stainless steel wort chiller can take it from a boil to 70 degrees in 20 minutes with 55 degree water. I love it.August 2, 2016well worth the investmentthis is a must buy and shrunk my brew days down an hour or two. Just be sure to check the temp of the water coming from the faucet so you're not waiting for 30 minutes for the temp to drop a few more degrees when the temp of the faucet water is just a tad too warm!March 10, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoVery Nice!I have been brewing for 7 years, and this guy would have already paid for it's self in ice and time if I would have started with it.July 7, 2017Purchased
6 months agoWorks perfectly, bringing 5 gallon batches down to under 80F in under 10 minutes and easy to clean to bootApril 14, 2017Purchased
9 months agosilver serpent work chillerThe product is all if claims to be. However, the tubing could be a foot or so longer to be optimum. Also, it should be pointed out that the coil should be extended, ie, pulled out, so that it cools the entire boil pot. If used unextended, the coil only cools the wort up to the top of the coil, leaving perhaps a third or fourth of the wort uncooled. As it was taking forever to cool, I raised the coil by hand and cooled the top section of wort (another 5 minutes of so). So, what I had before I took "manual action", was cool wort at bottom 2/3 rds or 3/4 ths of wort. I should have recognized this problem at the beginning because I have been brewing for a long time, but just didn't think about it. Thus, for beginners, as well as experience homebrewers, it would be well to mention in the advertising that the coil works best when the coils are pulled apart to cool the entire wort. It was a minor flaw and in my second batch, with coil extended, it worked just fine and is a good product, but would be better with longer tubing.February 23, 2017Purchased
10 months agoGreat productI recently put this chiller to the test and it performed very well. I went from boiling to 75 degrees in 10 minutes using water straight from my hose._x000D__x000D_I was a little worried about it not being copper and whether or not it would cool fast enough. I think it did as good or better._x000D__x000D_The design is excellent. The fittings are top quality and produced no leaks at all. It sits well in my Megapot 1.2 8 gallon and the design works very good. I can tell this will be around for a long time._x000D_January 16, 2015Awesome and essential!This thing is amazing! It really does bring down the temperature down fast! It took my 5 gallon wort in my 10 gallon megapot that I bought from here as well from 212 F to 80 F in about 15 minutes. If I would have not been paying attention I would have actually cooled it down past the mark, it is that quick. Definitely worth the investment, could not imagine brewing without one!March 21, 2016Game changerThis is an absolutely critical piece of equipment for your home brewing process. it will reduce total time by hours, not minutes. The Silver Serpent Immersion Wort chiller is simple and easy to use and very effective in cooling your wort to fermentation temperature. I can get a 3 gallon wort from boiling toMarch 21, 2016
- Customer Q&A
Browse 10 questions Browse 10 questions and 16 answerswhat size are the barb ends? would 1/2" ID silicone tubing fit?BEST ANSWER: The barbs are meant for 3/8" tubing. 1/2" can be used, but you will need a clamp to hold it in place.What size boiling kettles does this fit?BEST ANSWER: Hi Nick,
It will fit inside most kettles, the main concern would be volume and cooling time. It will cool up to ten gallons, though it will take longer for more. For more than 10 gallons, a different system would be better. What's the size of your kettle?
CharlesCopper or Stainless? Pros and cons of eachBEST ANSWER: Copper is slightly more efficient at heat transfer ( 10-15%) but that would just be a few minutes of time. Stainless steel is more rigid, and keeps shape a bit better than copper, which is softer metal. Copper provides some trace nutrients used by the yeast, but the effect is very minimal. Stainless steel will not corrode in normal use, copper can develop an oxide called Verdigris, which should not be allowed to come in contact with food or beverages. It can be cleaned off the copper with vinegar, or with proper metal cleansers. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesWill this fit in a 10 gallon Tall Boy kettle?BEST ANSWER: It'll likely "fit" but I would only expect it to hand about 2/3 of the way down if you put the hook on the lip of the kettle. This may be significant if your typical kettle volume is more in the 5-6 gallon range than 8-10 gallons as mine is.I brew smaller 1 to 2 gallon batches. My pot is 10.5 inches wide and 9.5 inches deep. Will this chiller fit my pot?BEST ANSWER: The coils on my Silver Serpent are about 9 1/2 in diameter and about 5 in deep. Unless you have any protrusions on the inside of your pot, such as a spigot or a built in thermometer, you should be fine.What size fitting does this attach to?BEST ANSWER: Hello Aaron,
Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! The silver serpent attaches to a standard garden hose thread. If you are running out of a sink, we do sell a faucet adapter http://www.midwestsupplies.com/faucet-adapter.html I hope that this helps!Can this be used for a Hermès coil in the HLT?BEST ANSWER: Yep, I have brewed 3 batches now just hanging this chiller in my HLT and circulating wort through. I have to set the HLT about 7f higher than the desired mash temp.I'd think that including dimensions in the product details would be standard protocol. What are the dimensions? Height, diameter, overall length of tubing.BEST ANSWER: Dimensions: 9 inches wide, 16 inches tall to the bend, 3/8 ID tubingWill the silver serpent chiller work in a corn mash to bring the temp down quickly. I need to wait 5 or 6 hrs for 20 gallons to cool to 80 degrees to add yeast?What is the length and interior diameter of the tubing?