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Blichmann Therminator™ Wort Chiller

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Blichmann Therminator™ Wort Chiller

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The Therminator Wort Chiller from Blichmann Engineering is the fastest way to chill your wort to yeast pitching temperatures so your fermentation gets off to a quick, bacteria free start. The Therminator features brazed stainless steel plates for reliable, leak proof performance. The Therminator is super efficient, using less water than other chillers, and still provides high performance chilling even with warmer ground water temperatures. It is capable of chilling 10 gallons of boiling wort to pitching temps in just 5 minutes when using 58ºF cooling water at a flow rate of 5 gallons per minute. Essential equipment for large volume brewers.

Get your fermentation off to a fast, bacteria-free start. Chill your wort to yeast-pitching temperature in a flash with the Therminator. It chills 10 gallons of wort using 58° cooling water (at 5 gallons per minute) in just 5 minutes! It’s the most effective wort chilling device available.

  • Chills 10 gallons of wort in 5 minutes (using 58° cooling water at 5 gal/minute flow rate)
  • 316 stainless steel plates and fittings, brazed together with pure copper in an oxygen-free furnace
  • Eliminates the possibility of leaks unlike a gasket type unit
  • Features low-restriction, garden-hose size water inlets and outlets, and 1/2" MPT wort inlets and outlets
  • Low restriction allows for use with a gravity feed or a pump
  • Can be sanitized by flushing with sanitizer, by boiling or recirculating boiling wort, or by baking in an oven
  • Back-flush hose assembly (sold separately) can be used to flush water back through, to clean out unit after use
  • Includes stainless mounting bracket and detailed instructions

The Therminator will ship directly from the manufacturer. Please allow a few extra days for delivery.

Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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4.9 / 5.0
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Best chiller on the market.
I have used counter flow and immersion chillers and none come close to the Blichman plate chiller. Easy to use and clean immediately after use.
March 29, 2016
this thing is bad ass. used to take us 30 min to knock out 5 gallons. now it takes 1 min. excellent purchase. just make sure midwest sends the right hookups for your march pump- also everything on this kit requires 1/2�?��� tubing
January 20, 2016
Best chiller out there
I have used a couple different methods to cool my wort but this plate chiller is the best. The claim of 10 gallons in 5 minutes is no exaggeration. Loving the ice cold winter as the wort cools even faster. One of the better investments I have made in my brewing. _x000D_The only problem is the price, there are other companies with similar products for much less. A buddy has the ripoff version of this and it works almost as well.
February 28, 2014
Limited only by the temperature of my water
In winter it cools anything as fast as I can pump it. In summer when the water warms up I first recirculate for 5 minutes and drive the temperature way down to under 120F. Then I run the feed through a prechiller sitting in cold water and can get my wort down to pitching temperature.
February 12, 2014
part of my new Top Tier
I now have the ability to brew half a barrel and cool it in a reasonable time. The old immersion chiller took an hour for 15 gallons, while the Therminator takes around 15 minutes
December 30, 2013
This works AWESOME!!! Would absolutely recommend investing in this chiller.
December 16, 2013
I can cool 10 gallons of wort to pitching temperature in minutes
As fast as I pump out my wort into my conical fermentor is as long as it takes to cool my wort down from boiling temperature. The only negative is its time consuming to clean. I back flush it a few times, empty it and soak in PBW, then in Star San.
November 17, 2013
Excellent performance but difficult to clean
If your reading reviews about the Therminator (here or elsewhere online) you will hear lots of people saying how great of performance it has. IT DOES !!!! This dropped our chilling time from 1hour to 12minutes !! It works great. The only thing that is frustrating is the cleaning process. I immediately started pumping cleaning solution (PBW) through after use, and rinsed, and then drained.....but, after days of trying to drain all the water out, you can still hear some small amounts of trapped water. I have triedblowing this out with my air compressor, but, it is definitely more work to clean then an immersion style.
September 30, 2013
You will appreciate it when you brew 10+ gallons
Chilling 15 gallons with an immersion chiller takes quite a while. But with the Therminatro I can chill the wort as fast as I can pump it. Its extra size really helps get the temperature down to just a little above the water temperature.
September 15, 2013
Chills wort as fast as possible
When I pump wort out of my kettle through the Therminator it comes out almost the same temperature as the water, maybe 5 degrees warmer.My wort is ready for pitching in 5 minutes compared to 45 minutes with an immersion chiller. Just make sure you clean it afterwards.
August 18, 2013
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For a chiller with the same amount of plates, why is this one better? In other words, this one is $200, there are seemingly comparable ones for much cheaper. What makes this one worth so much?
Amber M on Jul 12, 2018
how many plates are there?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2018
Hi, can it be cleaned with caustic soda and/or acid cleaners? do you think this size would work for 80 gallons wort?
L O on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The product manual for the Therminator says you can NOT use caustic products to clean it, for that would damage the copper braze material. They say it should not be cleaned with any products containing chlorine, such as bleach. They recommend use of PBW and then sanitizing with Star San or Iodophor. As to the second question, this will work great for large batches, as a quality plate chiller can chill as large of a batch as you can pump through it, as long as there is nice cold water running through the unit to chill the hot wort. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies

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