Posts made in February, 2013

DIY Glycol Chiller

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Brewing, Slider | 6 comments

DIY Glycol Chiller

The biggest problem with brewing in the tropics is temperature control. The hot wort needs to be cooled as quickly as possible to temperatures that the yeast can tolerate, below 80° F. While the wort is hot, bacteria and wild yeast are inhibited. Once the wort cools below 140°, though, it’s open season on the sugars present. The tap water here is nearly 80°,  which makes the cooling process difficult. I’ve been using ice water, but once I’m brewing on a regular schedule it will be too difficult to make enough ice. What I really need is a dedicated chiller to super cool a...

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