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  1. Does anyone have a diagram or automation / video of how you use this thing? Am i wrong in thinking you will need two pumps to make it work? one for cooling water from chill tank and one for the mash from mash tun?
  2. I still enjoy making beer from the hobbyist level. I make 10 gallon batches. When i chill after boil i use a blichmann plate chiller (no grain in mashes with beer) i pump to the chiller and back in to the wort in a loop until the entire batch is at pitching temperature. This being a 60plate chiller it will bring my wort from boil to ground water temp + - 2°F. I dont have to recirculate it back in to the hot wort but it does help reduce cold break plus aerates the wort prior to pitching. Problem for me is ground water temperature in texas is about 90°F just about year round. Yeah for about 2 weeks of winter i may get ground water down in the 70's and man i brew a lot of beer then. This technique is the same as the local brewery i use to volunteer at did theirs and it worked well for them.
  3. that definately makes alot more sense, as that would have more cooling to heat exchange. where did you get yours Tom?
  4. Back when i bought my system from china they tried to sell me a similar chiller, but i did not understand the tech drawing they sent me, i guess i do know. they sent it to me in chinese and cold not envision it. i guess this is the standard. i am attaching drawing they sent me back then 2管道换热器(2019.05.pdf
  5. i think a much more efficient design would be a 2" inner tube and a 4" outer shell ran in counterflow. You would have twice the cooling passing through. However this would be a shit load more expensive.
  6. so how do you use one of these tube in tube systems? i assume you go from bottom drain of mash tun to pump to chiller then back in to mash tun until desired temperature is reached?
  7. ok just saw this. i guess this answers my questions. so with less space per volume on the shell that is different then what i am use too with counter flow chillers. like i wrote prior in beer brewing a 3/8" copper tubing went through a 3/4" garden hose. over twice as much cooling passed then wort via 20 feet of copper and garden hose this would instantly drop the temp from boil 212°F to ground water + - 2°F
  8. Paul, I was not trying to offend you or accuse you, above you wrote that the inner tube is for wort or mash. i assume the inner tube is the small tube. maybe we are talking symantecs see illustration for my understanding from using these for chilling my home brewed beer. the inner tube aka the small tube wort or mash goes in hot comes out cold the outer tube the shell cold water enters cold in opposite direction surrounding inner tube and comes hot I just don't understand the pictures i see of yours. looks like there is a perforated plate with holes in where the wort goes in questions 1. tube where mash goes in what in diameter of tube? i think you wrote 2inches above 2. tube or shell where chilled water or glycol goes through, what is diameter? 3. this tube or shell does it completely surround inner tube as in attached diagram 4. how many total feet of piping is does the mash pass through; you answered 40ft 5. i see that mash attaches via tri clover sanitary fitting, how does the chilling water attach via the perpendicular inlets?
  9. paul, you wrote wort or mash goes through small side Silk wrote it goes through large side which is correct?
  10. right i understand, but in that case i would think 1.5 inner for grain in mash and 2" or bigger for cooling. but on these are they run in counter flow so grain in mash goes from top down or vice versa and cooling water come in the opposite direction?
  11. Back in my homebrewing days i built a tube in tube chiller by placing 20feet of 3/8 copper tubing inside 20 ft of 3/4" garden hose and coiled around a round a cornelius keg. The wort passed through the innner copper tubing in one direction and the cooling water through the larger garden hose in opposite direction. This allowed more than double the amount of cooling to wort ration in a counter flow. It was very efficient. this is what grainfather includes with all their systems today. That is why i am confused why in why the big tube is for wort in the above chiller
  12. Paul, i am confused a bit by this photo and not sure of its mechanics. Is the small tube for the wort and the large for the cooling of vice versa. Also how much wort gets lost in chiller? Also how many feet of chilling is this?
  13. tube in shell seems to be the standard for grain in, how do you determine how many feet you need?
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