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  1. Best of luck and continued success from Pro Chiller Systems!

    As some of you might have noticed, Pro Chiller Systems is no longer sponsoring the refrigeration section of this site. The decision to not renew was mutual, and we wish ProBrewer continued success.
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    To echo the direction outlined above. A few...

    To echo the direction outlined above. A few items I'd look at:

    entrapped air- was the system opened recently for repair? Can you view the glycol solution in the reservoir, is it cloudy or...
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    You are on the right track and will just need to...

    You are on the right track and will just need to play with the settings to find the settings that work best for your applications. I think setting the unit to come on at 30 and off at 27 F is a good...
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    Hi Jaassh5 I had asked Lauren who serves the...

    Hi Jaassh5

    I had asked Lauren who serves the NE Region to reach out to you with some help sizing up a chiller system and calculating the cooling load. I hope youve been able to connect.

    We...
  5. Polar Vortex- Low Ambient Chiller Operation Tips

    We hope all our friends in the storm are fairing well! I saw this email go out to our Technicians and thought Id share. If your chiller system is down, please share this with your service...
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    The George Fischer CoolFit ABS is available in...

    The George Fischer CoolFit ABS is available in both preinsulated (CF+) and without insulation (CF). You're absolutely right that it isn't inexpensive, but it is the right product for the...
  7. Would first like to confirm if this was a system...

    Would first like to confirm if this was a system we (Pro) manufactured for you? I don't see any service records or see you in our customer directory.

    Could you supply some operating data from...
  8. Hi Dave, Will likely need a service tech to...

    Hi Dave,

    Will likely need a service tech to come out and disconnect the gauge from the system temporarily, the smoke you are seeing is likely refrigerant vapor.

    Should be a pretty easy fix for...
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    Give our tech line a call, even if you bought...

    Give our tech line a call, even if you bought the system used and it is out of warranty- we will be happy to walk you through some troubleshooting steps and assure the unit is operating as...
  10. 3 EA 5 Gallon Carboys should get you pretty close...

    3 EA 5 Gallon Carboys should get you pretty close then. good luck!

    Give us a call (or visit our web store) if you're needing any.

    Jim VanderGiessen, CEO
    Pro Chiller Systems ...
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    I have to agree that Coolfit+ is hard to beat...

    I have to agree that Coolfit+ is hard to beat when you compare all the costs.

    We've seen aqua therm installed on a few projects, and can't recall ever seeing it on chilled lines without...
  12. As mentioned, pre-diluting your glycol will make...

    As mentioned, pre-diluting your glycol will make it easier to pump.

    How much fluid does your system hold? If your reservoir is 100 Gallons, I'd suggest purchasing at least 50 gallons, or...
  13. Good answers- both critical points have been made...

    Good answers- both critical points have been made already- allow service access to the piping and try to avoid trapping air within the system.

    Generally we see, and suggest, the glycol headers...
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    It often depends on the type of compressor...

    It often depends on the type of compressor failure, if they ran an acid test which confirmed the presence of acid in your system- sometimes it is most cost effective to simply replace the...
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    We use a formula that factors the temperature...

    We use a formula that factors the temperature difference between the holding beer temperature versus the temperature of the room in which the lagering/conditioning vessels are located- also...
  16. Thread: Glycol Lines

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    We've definitely seen many customers opt to run...

    We've definitely seen many customers opt to run the glycol lines lower and pipe up to the tank jackets.

    One common issue experienced on glycol loops is that air can be trapped within the system-...
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    I agree with what Dick said- typically the CLT...

    I agree with what Dick said- typically the CLT is 2X your brew house as you'll use a minimum of a 1:1 flow rate of Wort to CLT (depending on the efficiency of your Wort HX).

    I ran some quick...
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    don't forget about the chiller system...

    Keep in mind the chiller system that will be required, even a 5 Bbl system is going to likely require around a 2 HP chiller system. Most chiller systems are designed for outdoor install and if you...
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    Depending on the size and complexity of the...

    Depending on the size and complexity of the project, we work with many of our customers, directly, their engineering, or mechanical contractor to help with piping design. Brewery glycol loops can...
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    Hi there, We would love to run the loads and...

    Hi there,

    We would love to run the loads and provide a chiller system option for consideration.

    Please visit our website and click on the Online Brew Load Survey. Input as much data as possible...
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    I'd suggest contacting Mark at MSP Refrigeration...

    I'd suggest contacting Mark at MSP Refrigeration and requesting a bid. He knows breweries, has installed more than 100 of our chiller systems over the years.

    Mark Pallito
    MSP...
  22. There typically is no tie in to the actual...

    There typically is no tie in to the actual chiller system from your cellar tank controllers- except people who may include an interlock to shut off the chiller pump in the event that all of their...
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    Generally a good water flush is all that is...

    Generally a good water flush is all that is required. If your chiller system has a dedicated pump for the external cooling loop, you can use this pump to recirculate and flush out the system. We'd...
  24. Hi Carter; To calculate the pull down load...

    Hi Carter;

    To calculate the pull down load from 77 F to 33 F, its a pretty simple formula- multiply the weight of the fluid (water is 8.36 lbs per gallon) X the temperature drop. This is the...
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    We see PEX often used for the drops off of the...

    We see PEX often used for the drops off of the main headers, or as mentioned below, hoses can also be ordered to any desired length and used for this too. For a quote on hoses, please give me a...
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