This compact and economical plate chiller is very effective at rapidly reducing wort to pitching temperatures. Plate chillers are more efficient than both immersion chillers and other counterflow designs. Save water and time while chilling your wort. Reach pitching temp in record time and reduce the chance of contamination in your homebrew.
The Shirron Plate Chiller is a highly-efficient, compact plate-type wort chiller similar in design to the Therminator. This chiller is made of 10 plates of 316 stainless steel that have been brazed together with pure copper in an oxygen-free furnace. The Shirron Chiller has a bit less surface area than the Therminator, but in our testing it was still very effective at rapidly reducing wort to pitching temperatures.
This chiller has 1/2" NPT threaded male hookups for the wort, and male Garden Hose fittings for the chilling and waste water. Wort may be pumped or gravity fed through the chiller.
We strongly recommend purchasing the optional backflush assembly for use in cleaning this chiller.
High temperature Thermoplastic or Silicone tubing with a set of Quick Disconnects will add the ultimate flexibility during the brew day.
While this chiller can be gravity fed, a pump, like our Steelhead pump, can help increase flow rates through the chiller and allow for more mounting options.