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Cold Crank™ : Small Immersion Chiller

$39.99

SKU# 43145

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Ready to give your biggest brew day chore the cold shoulder? Chill your wort down in a flash with the NEW Cold Crank™ immersion chiller.

Minimal effort. Minimal expense. Maximum return.

The Cold Crank™ immersion chiller is easier and way more effective than an ice bath. Efficient and way more affordable than big-ticket versions. We ditched all the frills and designed a no-nonsense chiller that’s compact, easy to use and incredibly durable because it's crafted from the same quality materials as the big guys. Plus, it’s engineered for mobility, allowing you to stir your wort as you chill it for even faster results.

So skip the ice bath and crank your brew game up a notch with Cold Crank™immersion chiller.

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$39.99

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Cold Crank™ : Small Immersion Chiller

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Product Details
The Cold Crank™ immersion chiller is easier and way more effective than an ice bath. Efficient and way more affordable than big-ticket versions. We ditched all the frills and designed a no-nonsense chiller that’s compact, easy to use and incredibly durable because it's crafted from the same quality materials as the big guys. Plus, it’s engineered for mobility, allowing you to stir your wort as you chill it for even faster results. So skip the ice bath and crank your brew game up a notch with Cold Crank™immersion chiller.

Minimal effort. Minimal expense. Maximum return.

Dimensions:
  • The Coil: 8.5" Tall, 4.5" Wide, 2" Deep
  • Top to Bottom: 21.5"
  • 13 Feet of Copper Tubing

Some Assembly Required. A flat head screwdriver or 1/4" wrench is necessary.
Additional Information
Support Documents: Click Here for Cold Crank™ Instructions
Reviews
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Great product. Went together well, and was packaged well as was the whole order.
I added another hose fitting and used two hoses. It chilled a 1.5 gal batch in less than 10 minutes.
February 1, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
It works, chilled 3 gallons in ~10 minutes.
New to brewing so I'm still on extract kits. A bit small but I knew what I was buying. Bought the sink adaptor and it all came packaged well. The product itself does what its supposed to. Not disappointed at all. Maybe once I start brewing all grain batches I'll upgrade but for now, this does the job.
February 3, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Much better than an ice bath!
I bought this because I do one gallon and five gallon batches, and it fits well into my small kettle. It may not cool as quickly as a larger chiller but it still beats an ice bath! I can have five gallons at pitching temp in a little over 30 minutes and one gallon at around 15.Overall I am happy with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone who needs to cool smaller batches of wort quickly and efficiently.
May 14, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
It's a pre-chiller I have it in a ice bath before my immersion chiller it helps here in Florida to get it down under 79° after boil
May 18, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
cold crank chiller
This has to be the greatest thing for chilling the wort. Just hook it to your outside faucet and run the hose in and out into the sink. No ice in the sink. Just sterilize it in the hot wort. I always think about the worst job in any task and how can I make it easier.
May 10, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Way easier than cooling in your sink
No doubt this makes cooling the wort much easier, took about 30 minutes to cool 5 gallons of brew. Much easier than an ice bath in the sink or any other cooling method.
June 2, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Sweet piece of gear
All you need is a flat blade screwdriver and a cup of hot water to assemble. Need to star san the sponge handle to protect cool worst. A fine invention. I'm impressed
July 13, 2017
Purchased
2 weeks ago
works great
used this for my first 5 gallon batch. helped bring the temp down quickly.
easy to clean up.
It doesn't take up that much space.
less expensive then the big ones.
April 12, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Quite a good value and a great chiller
I had my doubts that this wort chiller would be any good, given the low price. I was wrong to have any doubts at all!

I usually assemble my boiling set up on the deck, so when the boil is over, I have easy access to a garden hose and drain. I typically do 3 gallon or 5 gallon batches, and I have found this wort chiller to be useful for both. 3 gallon batches cool from boiling to 80F in 15 minutes, and the five gallon batches take only 5 miniutes longer. This chiller is easy to setup, sterilize, and use as a stirring mechanism during cooldown.

The only think I did was bend the lead tubes slightly so that it would sit in my boil kettle more easily and to make it easier to agitate the wort slowly to effect the greatest heat transfer.

I place it in the boil kettle with about 15 minutes left in the boil to insure the chiller is sterilized, and it takes less than 2 minutes after brewing to cleanup. This is one of the best investments I have made in brewing equipment.
July 13, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Great product
It cooled my wart down in 10 mins. The handle feature makes it easy to stir, making my wart chill faster to my pitch temp.
May 18, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Q&A
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What are the dimensions of this thing, specifically the coiled immersion section? I only do small 1 gallon batches in a small kettle and was wondering if this would be a good size.
David D on Jan 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The overall length is 22". Starting from the bend at the top, there is a 12" straight section, then the copper tubing splits into the two different directions. This "split" is 2" long. The actual coil of tubing is 8" long. Also, the oval of the coil is 4" across and where the copper tubing is tightly wrapped is 2" wide. Hope this helps!
What is the coil material? Copper? What is the diameter of the coil section? Thickness of tube metal? Total length of coil? Thanks very much and very sincerely.
A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
is this efficient for 10 gal or higher?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: While this would work for 10 gallon batches, the 13 feet if copper is intended for much smaller batches.
For efficiently cooling 10 gallon batches, I would suggest the 50 foot Silver Serpent. Cheers, Todd J
I brew 1-2 gallon batches in a 5 gallon pot and only about 2" - 5" of the tip of the chiller would be in contact with the wort. Is that enough to be effective?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This chiller would be fairly effective at any volume, but will be much more effective if more of the coil is in contact with your wort. If only 2 inches of the coil is submerged, you will need to stir for a longer period than if 5 inches is covered.
Good for a 5 gallon batch? I already have a fifty foot coul but find myself stirring with it. This seems more practical.
A shopper on Jan 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Cools wort better than I thought it would. Stirring does get tiresome with the weight of the hose and water flowing but it was overall less labor, and a lot faster than the ice bath method. I chill the 3 gallons from boiling the wort before I added 2 cool gallons of water for my 5 gallon batches. The top 1/3rd of the chiller was not submerged but it still worked fine.
Do you need to buy a sink adapter with this?
A shopper on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: More than likely - I bought one and then it turns out the sink in my kitchen wasn't meant for anything to be screwed into it. I would check your sink to see if it looks like that is the case, if so, like me you'll just end up brewing outside and connecting to a hose, or rigging it so it just squeezes onto the sink.
Curious if this allows all the grub to truly settle before transferring to fermenter seeing as though you are constantly stirring it up?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use this in the boil in a bag system and in partial grain systems, so I don't get a bunch of grub in my mix. I'm mixing 3 gal batches, and have used a conical fermenter which allows any grub to settle to the bottom during fermentation. The chiller takes my wort and cools it down to about 80F in about 20 minutes. I haven't used it for 6 gallon boils, so I don't know how well it will work in a larger mix..
Would this fit into the mouth of a Korny keg?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2017

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