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Wort cooler coil question

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by USAFbrewer, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. USAFbrewer

    USAFbrewer Zealot (80) Germany Nov 8, 2012

    Bought a wort cooler coil is it best to use it in the brew pot or after I move it to the fermenter bucket?
  2. mugs1789

    mugs1789 Savant (265) Maryland Dec 6, 2005

    In the kettle. Putting the coil in the kettle for the last few minutes of the boil will sanitize it.
  3. VikeMan

    VikeMan Champion (855) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    Brew pot. Cooling the wort causes a 'cold break,' i.e. proteins come out of suspension and drop to the bottom. You want to leave this gunk behind, along with other kettle trub, in the kettle or in a strainer.
  4. USAFbrewer

    USAFbrewer Zealot (80) Germany Nov 8, 2012

    Awesome info thank you both for the info
  5. scurvy311

    scurvy311 Savant (465) Louisiana Dec 3, 2005

    I am not sure what the minimum time is, but I put the chiller in the boil with 15 minutes left; for sanitization purposes.
  6. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (470) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    5-15 minutes would be fine. I think anything more would be overkill. The amount of propane I need to send to my burner increases when I put my chiller in. I generally add mine around the 10 min mark--same as the whirlfloc. I don't forget either this way.
  7. DAllspaw

    DAllspaw Savant (305) Indiana Nov 7, 2009 Subscriber

    Add with whirlfloc. great idea, am stealing that.