Stainless Steel Immersion Wort Chiller

SKU: 6655

"A must-have for brewers" - Jose ✭✭✭✭✭

Save time and improve the quality of your beer with our new Stainless Steel Wort Chiller. Far more effective than an ice bath, this chiller will bring 5 gallons of wort from boiling to pitching temps in under 20 minutes. More durable than copper, this chiller will last you a lifetime - and look good in the process.

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$59.99

Stainless Steel Immersion Wort Chiller

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Save time and improve the quality of your beer with our new Stainless Steel Wort Chiller. Rapid chilling is essential to locking in that precious hop aroma and getting a good cold break which will help you get clearer beer. Not to mention reducing the potential for infection by shortening the time your beer sits in the ‘danger zone’. Far more effective than an ice bath, this chiller will bring 5 gallons of wort from boiling to pitching temps in under 20 minutes. More durable than copper, this chiller will last you a lifetime - and look good in the process.

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Customer Reviews

Great Chiller! Review by John
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Didn't discolor like my copper one did. (Posted on 8/30/14)
Should have purchased one years ago. Review by Steve
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With this device I cooled my wort down to 100 degrees in less than 20 minutes. It really simplifies the brewing process. No more lugging my brew pot with several gallons of hot liquid over to the sink and resting it onto a pile of ice. The coil is safer, faster, and more sanitary. Great product. (Posted on 6/26/14)
Move your wort Review by James
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For maximum benefit and speed in chilling your wort with any immersion chiller, ya gotta maximize contact between the chiller and the wort. There are 2 ways to do this...either gently stir the wort while chilling (this is what I do), or gently move the chiller up and down in the pot while chilling (works best in a taller pot). For me I can chill from boiling to below 80F in 10 minutes if I stir wort (vs 20-25 mins while passively running water through chiller with no stirring). Keep in mind this is with a 5-5.25 gal batch and that our water in northern Minnesota is cooooold! Cheers! (Posted on 6/21/14)
Better than expected! Review by Philip
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I recently received this wort chiller, and right out of the box it was apparent that NB needs to update their picture for this item!

Instead of two hoses attached directly onto the stainless hose ends there were very high quality barb attachments (bronze) which hold the hoses in place VERY firmly.

The whole unit feels incredibly sturdy, and the garden hose attachment looks equally high quality.

I haven't yet had a chance to use this, but so far I don't foresee any problems with the unit...

As for the differences between ss/copper, I went with stainless because of its sturdiness and for being non-reactive. In reviews of the heat exchange, it sounds like the differences are that copper will cool MAYBE 20% faster, but since I only wanted to do an upgrade from an ice bath, this amount wasn't as important for me. If I come across a recipe that absolutely requires the fastest cooldown I will probably just double up with both an ice bath and wort chiller... (Posted on 4/25/14)
Very impressed! Review by Jose
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Just used this for my second brew, wish I had it for my first. Cooled my wort from boiling to pitching temp in about 10 minutes, MUCH faster than an ice bath.

The fittings on the chiller I received are a lot nicer than the fittings in the picture, and the plastic tubing worked just fine, though it does kink easily.

All in all, this is an awesome product and a must-have for brewers. (Posted on 3/31/14)
not perfect, but still great Review by Hunter
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Didn't cool off wort as fast as it did for others on here, but that could be attributed to being in Northeastern Florida and the water coming out of my hose not being as cool as some of you brewers lucky enough to be in places with nice weather! Very sturdy though and works right out of the box. Some people had problems with the tubing and admittedly, it isn't the best, but it didn't have any leaks or anything and held up just fine. Another fine product from my favorite homebrew supplier (Posted on 3/21/14)
Must have, BUT watch out! Review by Josh
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Definitely a must have piece for proper brewing. This cools my wort in 10 minutes or less. I wish I would have bought this when I first started...

I gave it 3 stars though, because the inlet hose going into the chiller itself leaked terribly. It dripped at first, then actually started spraying a line of water out. I'll have to take it apart and redo it. Also, the hoses are cheap and kink easily at the fittings. For paying $60, I would have hoped NB would have tested the fittings at least and made sure they weren't leaky and used a more durable tubing. (Posted on 3/10/14)
Better than I thought it would be Review by Marty
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After I replaced the supplied vinyl hose with stiffer hose from the local hardware store, I tested my new chiller by bringing four gallons of water to a boil, then timing how long it took to cool with the chiller. It cooled from boiling to 78*F in 7 1/2 minutes!! That means it should cool a five gallon batch in 10-12 minutes, easy. I should point out that my well puts out water that's around 38-42 degrees in the winter, and around 44-48 degrees in the summertime, so it probably will help out quite a bit having a consistently cold water supply. (Posted on 3/8/14)
So nice. Review by benjamin
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After my first couple of batches with the deluxe kit I was so annoyed with how long an ice bath took to cool down my beer.. So I was on a mission to find a product to cool the beer down more efficiently.. THIS IS IT! Good price, and cooled my beer down to yeast adding temp in 15 minutes! Well worth the $60. A bargain at $60. (Posted on 2/26/14)
Great Review by Paul
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I have done two 5 gal and 1 gal batches with this thing. Works like a charm if you don't have a wort chiller this is great.. easy to clean and use.. I did let the out put line get to close to my hot burner. and melt it some but hey that was me not chiller fault.. all good now. really if you don't have one add it big help (Posted on 2/22/14)
Great Buy Review by Robert
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Wish I had purchased the wort chiller before our first brew. It brought the heat down in less than 15 minutes. So much quicker and easier than an ice bath. (Posted on 2/21/14)
It. Just. Works. Review by Shannon
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I love this thing. I've only used it on two brews, the other times I had to do ice baths. This cooled my wort so quickly. I was super impressed! It really saved time (and ice)! This was worth every penny. Everyone said it works in under 20 minutes, I feel like mine worked even faster than that. I love it. (Posted on 2/1/14)
Great item Review by Martha
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Wish I had purchased the wort chiller before our first brew. It brought the heat down in less than 15 minutes. A must for home brewing. (Posted on 1/20/14)
Great Buy Review by Richard
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Used it for the first time today on a 2.5 gallon batch of Innkeeper Ale. Wort went from full boil to 88 degrees in 10 minutes. No messing with buying ice, or moving heavy pot around. SWEET! (Posted on 1/19/14)
Pretty Sweet! Review by Erik
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This thing is awesome! Worked like a charm straight out of the box and chills wort fast. My new favorite piece of gear. Can't believe I was brewing for a year without it! (Posted on 1/14/14)
Excellent chiller, junky plastic tubing Review by Nick
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The chiller itself is great - it's even nicer than what is pictured, as the chiller inlet and outlet has chunky brass fittings and barbs to secure the plastic tubing. The plastic tubing is cheap junk though, and I had a hard time getting any water flow without hand-holding the floppy tubing to keep it from kinking. Not cool.

Luckily I had some old washing machine hookup lines hanging around (which happen to use the same kind of utility sink/garden hose fitting as this chiller). After sawing off one end they slipped right on with no leaks.

Chills great when you can get water flowing through it, but be prepared to wrangle with this thing unless you have some more robust tubing on hand! (Posted on 1/10/14)
Works, but clean it first Review by Joseph
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I was disappointed at receiving this because it was made in China and still had paint measuring marks on the OD. Had to scrape them off and wash several times before using. But it does cool off the wort a lot faster than an ice bath.
(Posted on 1/1/14)
Must have for the home brewer Review by Kevin
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I've been brewing for a year now and have 14 brews under my belt. I received this chiller for my birthday two months ago and have shaved at least 20 minutes off my brew day. This along with the Dark Star burner I received for Christmas will shave at least an hour off my brew day, time I can spend shopping for my next kit.

The only down side is the fittings leak a bit which is why I gave this four stars, not five. (Posted on 12/31/13)
Faster than expected! Review by Jason
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Couldn't believe how fast this chiller cooled down my wort to pitching temperature. Only took about 8 minutes. So much quicker and easier than an ice bath. I only wish it described the hookup better so that I wasn't as surprised when it showed up, but nothing a trip to a hardware store can't fix. (Posted on 12/7/13)
SS Chillin Review by MrBrown
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I chose this stainless steel chiller because i have a stainless steel pot. (No Electrolysis) I chose to disregard that stainless steel has a thermal heat transfer coefficient lower than that of copper. I can chill a 1 gallon batch with 65F water to pitching in 6 mins. Sometimes i do imagine how long or short i guess it would be if i used copper. One thing i must say though is that for the price the reason why many brew pots come in stainless steel is that they do no tarnish like copper. I am not one to care about looks but when it comes to the environment i want my beer in an immaculate environment is only accepted . This chiller is easy to clean, durable, has a customizable height, performs just as good as copper and offers great looks. (Posted on 11/30/13)
Cools me down! Review by Sam
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Does exactly what we expect it to. Cooled my batch from boiling to 80 in under 20 minutes. This was a 3gal batch using Florida tap water as my cooling source. Worth the $$$ instead of dealing with an ice bath! (Posted on 11/29/13)
Excellent! Review by Paul
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I think a Wort Chiller is a necessary tool for making beer. What do you need to make great beer?

Water
Hops
Malt
Yeast
Wort Chiller

The stainless steel works just as well as a copper wort chiller. It's a "Must Have" if you're going to brew great beer.
(Posted on 11/27/13)
must-have for brewing! Review by Jeremy
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After brewing my first batch of beer ever, and waiting and waiting for it to cool down, used an ice bath, cold water outside the pot, etc...and just getting annoyed (thankfully the dark ale still turned out awesome!) I sought out and bought this wort chiller (after waiting for it to come back into stock!) Made my first batch with it about 1.5 weeks ago, and it saved me an entire afternoon. (Posted on 11/27/13)
Nice Chiller Review by Eric
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Used my stainless steel chiller for the first time. Worked great! I cooled my 2.5 gallon wort in 16 minutes.
The construction is very solid and it definitely does its job. This is the only way to go! (Posted on 11/20/13)
Works Well Review by Hart
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Definitely sped up the cooling process. I still used an ice bath in addition to the wort chiller to save even more time. Agitating the wort with the wort chiller periodically seems to speed the chilling. I do my chilling in the kitchen sink, so I needed to buy an adaptor to change from a faucet to the hose fitting used by the wort chiller, which was easy to find at a hardware store. Glad I made this purchase. (Posted on 11/18/13)
Excellent Performance Review by John Paul
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We have been using various forms of ice-baths and such to cool the wort with varying degrees of success but each were labor intensive and time consuming... the chiller was such a blessing and took the wort from boiling to 80 degrees within 14-minutes...adding in cold distilled water put the batch at 68 degF and we were able to pitch the yeast immediately.

I received the chiller earlier this week and this was the first batch to use it on... I was slightly disappointed that the inlet connection leak - turned out to be a manufacturing defect - contact customer service and they addressed it immediately. Great product, excellent customer service! (Posted on 11/10/13)
needs strain relief Review by Charlie
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This chiller works fast, but the outlet hose gets very soft during chilling. Because of this, the hose tends to pinch shut when you're not using it, so draining can be tricky.

I wrapped some stiff wire around the hose near the connection points to prevent sharp bends, which did the trick. Strain relief jackets from microphone/instrument cables would probably work too. (Posted on 11/4/13)
Cool product Review by Joe and Angela
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Hose connections on chiller side are actually nicer than pictured. The threaded connection on the inlet drops it's gasket every time you move the thing, so make sure it's there before hooking up. -- Spray hazard.
Since I don't have a convenient sink connection I used this with a pump and a bucket of ice water. 3-4 gallons wort went from full boil to 60F in 20 min. (Posted on 11/4/13)
Great Choice Review by Keith
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I really didn't think I needed a wort chiller, usually only takes me 15-20 minutes to chill with an ice bath, BUT this chiller took my latest wort down to 100 in five minutes! We do have cold water from the tap, but this was so much more convenient. Thanks! (Posted on 10/25/13)
easy and cools down quickly Review by Robert
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I am happy I bought this item. It work's great and had my wort cooled down in 10-15 min.. The onley thing I would recommend is replacing the O-Rings for some more bulky ones to prevent leaking and spraying (Posted on 10/17/13)
Excellent product Review by Leon
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I read that this device would help to chill my work under 20 minutes. I disagree.

I have been able to reduce the temperature of my works to 80 degrees using this device and an ice bath within 17 minutes--no joke.

Very pleased with the stainless steel work chiller. (Posted on 10/10/13)
Love it Review by Kevin
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Got my batch of 4-4.5 gal from boiling to ~78 degrees in about 13.5 minutes. I don't know if you're "supposed" to do it, but I was swirling around the wort with my spoon for 30-60 seconds every minute or two. Very pleased with the chiller (and the time and effort saved with not having to monitor the ice bath). (Posted on 10/4/13)
Tighten your fittings Review by Jonathan
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Great wort chiller. I was very happy with the quality of the stainless steel and the construction of the product. I would have given it a 5-star rating but I used it for the first time, chilling my brown ale and quickly realized that the water-in hose clamps were not tightened. I assumed they would be and turned on the hose and was rather disappointed to find hose water being shot into my batch of hot wort. Check yours before you use it. (Posted on 9/30/13)
Great product Review by Roger
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The Price of the Immersion wort chiller was $ well spent, Its all and more how it was described, saves time and cools wort quickly. Running cold well water through it cooled wort in less than 20 min. sure beats the ice bath. Great Product!!!
(Posted on 9/11/13)
Works great, and had my 2.5 gallon wort down to 100 F in 8 minutes Review by Robert
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I am happy I bought this item. It work's great and had my wort down to 100 F in about 8 minutes. The onley thing I would recommend is replacing the O-Rings for some more bulky ones to prevent leaking and spraying. (Posted on 9/11/13)
Takes longer than anticipated Review by Robert
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Nice clean product but cannot cool 5 gallons from boiling to 80 degrees in 20 minutes. We run input tap water through a copper coil in an ice bath to cool it further and place the whole boiling bucket in circulating cold water. Takes us 50 minutes to cool. Maybe the tap water temperature in Minnesota is colder than in San Diego... (Posted on 9/2/13)
Works as advertized Review by Rudy
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Old copper chiller split. Got this as a replacement. Live in TN where cold water is warm and old copper chiller took 1/2 hour to cool 5 gallons. This one is a cinch in 20 minutes. It looks better too. (Posted on 8/31/13)
Great product...as advertised Review by James
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This was my first experience with an immersion chiller. I brewed the West Coast Mountains Imperial IPA this past weekend and this product cooled faster than any ice bath ever could have. My 5 gallon wort chilled within 20 minutes - stellar! Very eased and excited to brew the next batch. (Posted on 8/29/13)