Standard Wort Chiller 3/8"x25' with hose fittings

SKU: 7870

Chill wort fast! This immersion chiller comes complete with brass garden hose connections and measures approx 5" to the top of the coils, 9.5" in diameter, 15" to the top of the chiller.

Availability: In stock

$79.99

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Details

This chiller is identical to the #7869 chiller, but includes the brass garden hose connections.

The faster you can cool your wort from boiling to yeast-pitching temperature, the better your beer will turn out. Immersion chillers, plate and counterflow wort chilllers help improve beer clarity and can reduce the chances of off-flavors and contamination.

Some slight deformation may occur in shipping, but the soft copper tubing can be easily bent back to these specifications.

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Customer Reviews

Does the job Review by Rob
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I'll pay extra for a finished product instead of regretting wasting time and effort buying and bending tube. I tightened and re-taped one of fittings and was good to go. The hose inlet leaks but I won't be taping that part. Just let that section hang to the side, shake a few times to "circulate" during the chill and 25 minutes later I'm down to 72 degrees and ready to pitch the yeast. (Posted on 1/4/14)
It works, but its not like the picture Review by Bob
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Ours came without the raised portion as pictured so the coils just sit on the bottom of the pot. We were still about to cool five gallons down to about 90 degrees in ten minutes using 83 degree tap water but I wish it sat higher in the pot. (Posted on 9/22/13)
buy $15 of soft copper tubing at home depot instead. Review by dillrepair
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Why in the name of all that is holy would you pay $85 for something you can buy $20 of materials to make yourself in 15 minutes??? I bought a 20 foot roll of soft copper tubing 3/8" OD.. for $15. 10 feet of vinyl tubing that fits on the outside of the copper pipe for $5.. and a couple hose clamps... hook it up your faucet adapter and let 'er rip. (Posted on 12/22/11)
fix it before you use it Review by Dave
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Like the others mine leaked quite a bit out of the box but once fixed worked well cooled 6 gallons from boil to 68 in 25-30minutes. I have to say to my northern brewer friends 2 cents worth of teflon tape and some elbow grease would fix this problem to quote espn come on man! (Posted on 11/12/11)
Great product for the price Review by Rich
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I had the same problem these other guys mentioned having--leaking around the hose fittings. It's a cinch to fix though, you just tighten them with a wrench and a pair of pliers. I did that once after I tested it and have never needed to again. It works great. Cools my 3.5G batches from boiling to 100F in about 25 minutes, using 80F water. My "cold" water isn't very cold and it still got it done in good time, leaving a nice crisp clear bear. (Posted on 6/21/11)
should have tested it Review by Gonoles
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this is unfortunately normal... but if you actually used TONS of tape... then that was overkill... $1 white plumbing tape should cure the issue... test things out before you put them to actual use... this chiller does the job... plus you don't need to have the water running at full strength you actually want it to run at a slow pace in order to make certain that it chills the line... you don't have to run a river through it we are cooling wort not a nuclear power plant. (Posted on 4/26/11)
Could Be a Lot Better Review by Mike
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I was surprised by the low quality of this product given the price tag. I had to apply tons of tape near the garden hose connectors to get this to to stop leaking. Nothing worse than a long boil and then having your chiller spray water all over your cool wort. Would probably be fine if I didn't have to fix it out of the box. (Posted on 4/5/11)
Decent for smaller batches Review by Gnards
I've been using this chiller for the past year. It's a good starter chiller and does the job...chills my 5.50 gallons batches in about 20-25 minutes.

I get occasional leaks from the hose fittings and does take quite a bit of water here in S. Cal, but other than that I've been pleased. (Posted on 1/23/10)