Counterflow wort chillers cool your boiled wort quickly and with less water than immersion chillers—learn to make your own here! Jester Goldman Jul 29, - 9 min read. Without a chiller of some kind, your batch is vulnerable to infection, whether you let it cool down naturally or do a partial boil and add ice or cold water at the end. A counterflow chiller is a device that has an inner copper tube that allows hot wort to flow in one direction, and a surrounding outer hose that allows cold water to flow in the opposite direction.
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Free and Simple Wort Chiller! : 4 Steps (with Pictures) - Instructables
One thing that bothers me about home brewing is the wasted water. With all the cleaning, rinsing and chilling, there is a lot of wasted water. In the past few months I have really tried capture as much of the water from the wort chiller as possible, and use it for final clean-up. However, after I fill about 5 large buckets of water, my storage capacity is full and the wort is only chilled to about degrees.
Making a DIY Wort Chiller
I have thought for almost year that it wasn't feasible to use a wort chiller where I live, but have figured out how to unscrew the faucet sprayer from the sink in the kitchen where it might be possible to hook up an adapter to attach to an immersion chiller. If that doesn't work, I could always use the sink in the bathroom to attach a chiller, and run the lines outside of it to avoid contamination issues. Question- is there much of a difference of immersion chillers from each place- MoreBeer, Rebel, Midwest, Northern Brewer, etc? I have a 5 gal pot, but will upgrade soon to a larger to go to all grain brewing.
Let me start with a warning: This project is not for everyone. It involves more knowledge than the average DIY project and it will take up a lot of time. Like most homebrewers, I started out cooling wort in a sink filled with ice.