Wort cooler coil question

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

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  1. USAFbrewer

    USAFbrewer Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Germany

    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 Initiate (181) Dec 6, 2005 Maryland

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

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,569) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    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 Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Germany

    Awesome info thank you both for the info
  5. scurvy311

    scurvy311 Disciple (339) Dec 3, 2005 Louisiana

    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 Defender (649) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    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 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2009 Indiana

    Add with whirlfloc. great idea, am stealing that.
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