Therminator Backflush Assembly
The Therminator Backflush Assembly from Blichmann Engineering can be attached to your plate chiller (Therminator or Shirron Chiller) for easy cleaning.
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Excelente chiller. You will save water and time.
If you’re going to spend the money on a therminator you really need to get this. Blasts anything that might be stuck right out.
that will work for many, if not most, is to buy a 3/4" x 1/2" female to female adapter and join the terminator directly to your hose or utility sink faucet. This option worked great for me and cost $7 at my neighborhood hardware store; no doubt it can be found for less at a box store or online.
Whatever your solution, you will need to flush out the inside of the Therminator. Don't spend a lot of coin on a great chiller and then let it become a jungle inside.
I just got one of these and used it for the first time on my last batch. OMG!!!! I chilled 10 gal of wort from 200 degrees down to 64 degrees in less than 10 minutes!!!! (I have very cold ground water, so I could have gotten it even colder! I had to slow the cold water flow to keep from overchilling my wort.... AMAZING!!!!) Anyone interested in keeping bad 'bugs' out of your wort NEEDS one of these!
I just saw this cleaner. I read years ago just to backflush the chiller to clean it so I'm wondering if that's good enough or if I should purchase one. I've never have had mine clog although I backflush, then flush in/out, blackflush again and I do that 3 times. I also use a pump for this cleaning.