Beer Wort Chillers
Any of our heat exchangers may be used for beer wort chilling. The following models have special fitting combinations with beer wort chilling convenience in mind.
The Universal beer wort chillers have 3/4" Male NPT fittings for the water side to allow for the best possible flow rate. On the other side there are 1/2" Male NPT fittings for convenient adaptation to the beer wort side.
Our Garden Hose Beer Wort Chillers have garden hose fittings for convenient attachment of garden hoses for the cooling water flow. On the other side there are 1/2" Male NPT fittings for convenient adaptation to the beer wort side.
To compare units and size to your specific application, please view our beer wort chilling chart for performance ratings on our heat exchangers in beer wort chilling scenarios.
Advice on Selecting the proper Beer Wort Chiller
The more length a heat exchanger has, the more efficient it is. Adding plates adds some extra heat transfer, but not as much as adding length to the unit. For this reason, the B3-12A 20 and 30 plate models are the most popular for an economical beer wort chiller. For a higher performance unit, choose the B3-23A 20, 30 plate. While the B3-12A 40 plate does give more efficiency than the B3-12A 30 plate, the B3-23A 20 plate performs about 50% better than the B3-12A 40 plate and the cost is nearly the same. The B3-12A 40 plate should be utilized for higher flow applications (less pressure drop) more so than for added heat transfer.
The B3-23A 40 plate and B3-23A 60 plate units gain the peak performance available for typical 5 gpm cooling water applications. These units have the potential to perform much better with higher flow rates of cooling water.