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Cold Crank™ : Small Immersion Chiller

$44.99

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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Cold Crank™ : Small Immersion Chiller

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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
Reviews
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Impressive results.
Rapid drop in temperature at first. Kinda stalled out once wort hit lower temps. Still happy with overall results.
February 4, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Brrrrrr
My ground water comes out at 50 degrees and this chilled a small batch in no time flat, simple to use And easy to clean
January 30, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
it's OK
Because of its 'tall' shape, it doesn't have much contact with the hot wort when making a one gallon batch; their recommendation to swirl it around which really stirs up the wort, so you have to let it settle before transferring thru a siphon. well made; can require several adapters to get it to fit on most modern kitchen sink faucets.
January 11, 2018
Love it!
Gotten to use it one time, worked like a charm. Much easier than an ice bath.
December 27, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Does Everything It Is Supposed To Do Very Well
I bought this chiller when gearing up to start brewing. I did a couple of small 1 gal batches with just ice bath chilling and that was ok. When boiling 5 gal of wort I didn't want to be hefting around 5 gal of hot wort to ice or anywhere. I bought the adapter to hook this up to my kitchen sink which is way better than running hose through the house. Besides outside brewing from November to April is not recommended in N. Maine. It chills quick and with a gentle stirring motion it chills even quicker. I recommend this product.
December 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Cold Crank immersion chiller
Works just fine. I sanitize it with boiling water the day before brewing. Of course the hot wort helps keeps it sanitized. I gently stir the wort around it and it usually takes about 45 minutes to cool it down, this time of year.

I tore the foam handle right out the box trying to install it. My bad. A little electrical tape fixed that right up.
November 14, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Worth it
Saved myself a lot of time, so glad I decided to get it. Won't chill as fast as the bigger boys, but it's got more than enough bang for the buck. I am so happy to have this.
October 13, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Great chiller. Was faster then my old coil chiller. After seeing it work both of the guys I brew with want one.
October 12, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Overall the product works,but the design may have to be modified to fit better into kettles brewing smaller batches.
It works better on larger batches because of the vertical design.On smaller batches the chiller sticks out of the wert by almost half.It still works but it would be better if the chiller would be fully submurged when cooling.I may have to reshape the chiller to fit better into my kettle.
October 5, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Response from Northern Brewer
In this situation, we recommend swirling the chiller around in the wort. This greatly helps with chilling by making sure the wort is chilled evenly.
October 7, 2017
William RStaff
Excellent pre-chiller
Brewing in Florida during the summer means tap water is frequently in the 80-85 degree range. I can spring clamp this chiller in a 5-gal bucket with a 20# bag of ice and pre-chill water into my counter flow chiller. I now get rock steady 70 degree wort out of my CF chiller at nearly a gallon per minute. Great addition to my brewery and saves water.
September 27, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
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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.
Would this fit into the mouth of a Korny keg?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2017
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: If you have a sink that will accept screw on attachments then you may could use that. I just ran a garden hose into the house from the yard since it had a lot more water pressure. It worked very well but my wife wasn't thrilled that the yard hose got the floor dirty. At least it didn't leak.
What is the ideal volume for this chiller?
A shopper on Sep 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've been using this for 2 1/2 gal batches. I split a 5 gal kit in half. I have 3 gal fermenters, and this suits my brewing style. This chiller will take a 2 1/2 gal batch down to 100 degrees in about 10 minutes. I have used it on a few of 5 gal batches that I tried. It takes about 20 minutes on them.
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: You don't need to stir vigorously, it's more moving it around slowly in the wort allowing it to contact as much hot wortas possiblt. This is definitely the best immersion chiller you'll find in this price range.
How well would this work for 5 gallon all grain batches?
Jason M on Nov 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I only used it a couple of times on a 5 gallon batch. I have been using it on 2 1/2 gallon batches, and it takes about 10 minutes to get the wort down to 100 degrees. I believe the 5 gallon batches were closer to about 20-25 minutes. I stir the wort with a wooden paddle to get better circulation, and that seems to help quite a bit.
Will this fit into the opening of a corny keg? PicoBrew machines brew and ferment in a corny keg so it would be nice to have something to chill the wort n the keg rapidly
A shopper on Nov 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, it is just a bit too large for a keg opening.

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