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    Chill X Chillers

    Does anyone have any experience using these type of chillers?

    https://chillxchillers.com/heat-exch...s?sku=SCTS0077

    We are looking to upgrade our buda diesel plate chiller, and came across these and it peaked our curiosity. Looking for some solid feedback on a direction to go weather it be this route or if someone has some really positive feedack on a different option. We have a 3bbl brewhouse going into 3 bbl unitanks. Thanks a lot in advance for any information good and bad.

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    Hx

    Quote Originally Posted by firstmile View Post
    Does anyone have any experience using these type of chillers?

    https://chillxchillers.com/heat-exch...s?sku=SCTS0077

    We are looking to upgrade our buda diesel plate chiller, and came across these and it peaked our curiosity. Looking for some solid feedback on a direction to go weather it be this route or if someone has some really positive feedack on a different option. We have a 3bbl brewhouse going into 3 bbl unitanks. Thanks a lot in advance for any information good and bad.
    This device is a " Heat Exchanger " designed to tranfer heat from one pumped fluid to another under controlled flow and temperature conditions.
    How exactly are you planning on using it?
    Why do you need 77 thousand BTU of capacity?
    Warren Turner
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    HVACR-Electrical Systems Specialist
    Moab Brewery
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    We are hoping to use this as a wort chiller as a cheaper option to a plate chiller like you suggest. We would use our glycol chiller in the place of tap water to attempt to save some time on knock out going into the fermenter.

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    You want a plate-and-frame HX. Shell-and-tube exchangers are far less efficient.

    But if you really want a shell-and-tube HX, you can have the one we have sitting in the bone yard for scrap metal price. Just come and get it.

    Using your glycol system to cool the castback works, but you will need a very large chiller system to keep from heating your glycol and hence any active fermenters.

    The best practice is using cold water to cool the HX, then recovering the hot water out of the HX in a large hot liquor tank. Our castback water comes out between 140 and 160F, starting at around 40-50F. That's a lot of essentially free heat.
    Timm Turrentine

    Brewerywright,
    Terminal Gravity Brewing,
    Enterprise. Oregon.

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    Thanks a lot for your brutal honesty. We will likely go the direction you are suggesting.

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    This is what you want.

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