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  • Advice needed on sizing components for a fermenter glycol loop

    Hi folks

    We are a brewery currently in the late stages of development and need advice on sizing our glycol chiller loop components.

    Some background on our fermentation equipment:
    • We have 6 x 350L (3 BBL) insulated plastic conical tanks with 13 meter (42 feet) chilling coils fitted into the lids. Diameter of the coil tubing is 3/8"
    • Our glycol chiller is a DIY job built from a 13000BTU portable AC. The glycol bath holds 35L (9.2 Gallons) of water/glycol
    I am familiar with the configuration of a glycol loop, my question is around sizing of the following components:
    • The strength of the circulation pump - I am looking at using a standard submersible pond pump.
    • The glycol line pipe diameter - 1/2" or 3/4"?
    • Is my current 35L glycol bath too small? I can upgrade the size of the bath if necessary
    I am happy to provide any more specifics.

    Hope you all have a great weekend, Cheers!
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