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Clover Wort Immersion Chiller – 5 Gallon

$95.99
Vendor: Craft a Brew

Ice baths slowing you down? Speed through the most tedious brew day task with our new Clover Wort Immersion Chiller. Bring wort to yeast pitching temperatures with our proprietary copper coil. Designed for optimal cooling in a unique clover shape, while copper construction increases efficiency, as the material conducts heat better than other...

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Ice baths slowing you down? Speed through the most tedious brew day task with our new Clover Wort Immersion Chiller. Bring wort to yeast pitching temperatures with our proprietary copper coil. Designed for optimal cooling in a unique clover shape, while copper construction increases efficiency, as the material conducts heat better than other metals. 

This Clover Wort Immersion Chiller is designed with 5 gallon brews in mind, fits a 20 quart kettle or a 32 quart kettle. For small batch brews try our 1 gallon Clover Chiller. The Clover Wort Immersion Chiller arrives pre-assembled, ready to use right out of the box.

Chilling beer to yeast pitching temperatures (75 °F or below) is important to do as fast as possible in order to reduce the chance of contamination. The time between the end of the boil and pitching the yeast is when the beer is most vulnerable. Save time & get to fermentation faster with the Clover Wort Immersion Chiller, which can be submerged into boiling wort during the last few minutes of the boil to sufficiently sterilize - no sanitizing required!

Not only will the Clover Wort Immersion Chiller save you time and help prevent contamination, but the fast chilling power helps you achieve “cold break.” Another name for the solids that begin to form and float in the kettle during chilling, cold break often looks like egg drop soup. These solids (protein, hop debris & malt tannins) eventually clump and fall out of suspension, making it easier to separate when transferring to your fermenter. Achieving cold break leads to improved clarity in your finished beer.

NOTE: The chiller includes a garden hose compatible attachment. If brewing indoors, try our Faucet Adapter to connect the chiller to your kitchen sink.

What's included:

  • Clover Chiller copper immersion coil (25 feet of copper tubing, 3/8" outer diameter)
  • Two 5' thick walled vinyl tubing leads - pre-installed with worm clamps
  • One 3/4" female garden hose brass swivel adapter for connecting to cold water source -  pre-installed with worm clamps
  • 5 stainless steel worm clamps

How to use:

At about 10 minutes left in the boil, insert the chiller into the boiling wort to sanitize it. If brewing outdoors, screw the garden hose attachment on to your garden hose or laundry sink faucet. If brewing indoors, we recommend using a Faucet Adapter.

Place the “out” flow hose into the sink (or away from you if brewing outdoors). ATTN: the water flowing out of the “out” flow hose will be hot at first due to contact with the boiling wort. Take precautions to avoid scaling or burning.

Once boil is finished, turn the (cold) water on. Increase the flow as needed to find the right flow rate (faster flow will chill the wort faster). You can stir the wort in the pot to increase contact with the chilling coil. Monitor the wort temperature as you chill - the goal is to reach yeast-pitching temps of 75 °F or below. Once chilled, transfer wort into your fermenter & pitch yeast to begin fermentation.

Specs:

Dimensions:

  • 10.5" diameter coil
  • 21" height from coil base to bend
  • 6" coil profile height

Chilling speed:

Chilling speed will depend on a variety of factors, including the water's source & temperature, the season & region in which you're brewing, the volume of the wort, etc.