Average rating 9.2972972972973 out of 10 ( based on 37 reviews )


Review by Frank M. on 7/17/2008

Pros: This simple, easy-to-use device cools wort quickly, cutting down cooling time to 15 minutes for me (using a 3.0 gallon pot...I add 2.5 gal cold water to wort in fermenter). I put the pot in the sink, the chiller in the pot, and drain into the sink. I rinse the chiller after use. Placing it in the hot wort sanitizes it.

Cons: One reader emerses the chiller in the boiling wort to sanitize. I question whether this is necessary or advisable. I'm not a chemist, but I wonder if boiling the copper tubing might contribute unexpected flavors.

Wort Chiller

Review by John P. on 4/24/2009

Pros: Using the wort chiller is so much faster and easier than packing the sink with ice. We haven't had any negative taste or operational issues except that the adapter washer was too thin for my faucet and sprayed water all over the place the first time. Very entertaining to all but the wet parties. Takes about 12-15 minutes to bring the wort all the way down to pitching temp.

Cons: None that I can think of. Use a longer output hose and water the flowers.

Wort Chiller

Review by Sacman on 10/23/2009

Pros: I just went to the hardware store to price 3/8 soft copper tubing and it was $2.00 a foot. 27 feet = $54.00. with no fittings or anything. I reckoned it would cost me $60.00 to make this my self with the compression fittings, then I still need to get hose to get the water to flow thru. Great deal for the money.

Cons: I don't have one yet.

cheaper than making it yourself

Review by Alex C. on 11/7/2009

Pros: Unless you've got a good source for copper tubing, you cannot build a cheaper chiller for this price. If you've been thinking of building you own, don't even bother wasting your time going to the store, just order this.

A must have for full boils.

Review by Aaron G. on 2/6/2010

Pros: This chiller is a great price and is a must if you are doing full boils. It only takes me about 20 mins to cool down 5.5 gallons of wort. Very easy to use, clean and sanitize. I just put it directly in the wort for the last 10 minutes of the boil. If you are using a sink you'll need the adapter for your faucet which is a few bucks.

Cons: It's not free.

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