B3-36A 20 Plate Beer Wort-5 gallons chilled to 68F in 3 min!

Tips, tricks and techniques regarding brewing with extracts, steeping grains, and partial mash.

Moderator: Moderator Team

Re: B3-36A 20 Plate Beer Wort-5 gallons chilled to 68F in 3

Postby Brewtime » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:02 pm

CA_Mouse wrote:Just a follow up. I did just order a DUDA Diesel 20-plate chiller (couldn't pass up the $70 price) that cannot be disassembled and fully plan on back flushing it with hot PBW and then straight boiling water.

interrested in your thought after you use it
Drew

Work Hard, Rock Hard, Eat Hard, Sleep Hard, Grow Big, Wear Glasses if you need 'em "Web Wilder"
User avatar
Brewtime
Addict (5000 posts)
 
Posts: 7094
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:48 pm
Location: Sykesville Md

Re: B3-36A 20 Plate Beer Wort-5 gallons chilled to 68F in 3

Postby CA_Mouse » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:37 pm

It is scheduled to be delivered this coming week, so the earliest I will use it will be next weekend. Still unpacking from our move, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to brew yet. I will post my thoughts after I use it though!
Mouse
-=ô¿ô=-
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche


Primary: Hopping Dead
Secondary: Mead - Cinnamon; Boysenberry; Blackberry; Tart Cherry
Barrel #2: American Barleywine
Secondary: Dark Cherry Sour '13
Secondary: Pom-Cran Sour '13
Keg #1: Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout
Keg #2: Cascade Pale Ale
Keg #3: Berliner Weiss
Keg #4: Cascade Pale Ale
Keg #5: Irish Red
Keg #6: Tart Walking IPA
Keg #7: Dad's Apple Cider
Bottled: Robin's Root Beer
User avatar
CA_Mouse
Keg (750 posts)
 
Posts: 810
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:49 pm
Location: Riverside, CA

Re: B3-36A 20 Plate Beer Wort-5 gallons chilled to 68F in 3

Postby CA_Mouse » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:44 pm

I emailed them to get a status on my order, only to find out 5 days after it was to have shipped, that they are out of stock (this from DUDA Diesel themselves). So I spent an extra $20 and have them shipping me a 30-plate. They claim this can chill 10 gallons from boiling to 65F in 11 minutes, we'll see how well that goes.
Mouse
-=ô¿ô=-
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche


Primary: Hopping Dead
Secondary: Mead - Cinnamon; Boysenberry; Blackberry; Tart Cherry
Barrel #2: American Barleywine
Secondary: Dark Cherry Sour '13
Secondary: Pom-Cran Sour '13
Keg #1: Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout
Keg #2: Cascade Pale Ale
Keg #3: Berliner Weiss
Keg #4: Cascade Pale Ale
Keg #5: Irish Red
Keg #6: Tart Walking IPA
Keg #7: Dad's Apple Cider
Bottled: Robin's Root Beer
User avatar
CA_Mouse
Keg (750 posts)
 
Posts: 810
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:49 pm
Location: Riverside, CA

Re: B3-36A 20 Plate Beer Wort-5 gallons chilled to 68F in 3

Postby pclemon » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:38 am

CA_Mouse wrote:I emailed them to get a status on my order, only to find out 5 days after it was to have shipped, that they are out of stock (this from DUDA Diesel themselves). So I spent an extra $20 and have them shipping me a 30-plate. They claim this can chill 10 gallons from boiling to 65F in 11 minutes, we'll see how well that goes.



They are extremely efficient but find that the stated claim of X volume to Y temp in Z minutes is VERY contingent upon your cooling water temperature and water pressure (how many gallons of cooling water/minute you're able to push through it). Being in new england I get really cool water during the winter but unfortunately my water pressure is on the low side.
Pete
pclemon
Micro Brewery (2500 posts)
 
Posts: 4306
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:13 pm
Location: Marlborough, MA

Re: B3-36A 20 Plate Beer Wort-5 gallons chilled to 68F in 3

Postby turbo_ale » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:39 pm

I would rather have cold water than high pressure, but having both is the best combo.
ON TAP:
1. 1C
2. 4B
3.
4.
5.
6.
Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
Fermenting:
Next: 5C

BEER, a mixture of malted grains, water, hops and yeast, that is transformed through the course of fermentation that transcends the simplicity of those basic ingredients, fundamentally into the drink of life.
turbo_ale
User avatar
turbo_ale
Micro Brewery (2500 posts)
 
Posts: 2704
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:18 pm
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Re: B3-36A 20 Plate Beer Wort-5 gallons chilled to 68F in 3

Postby pclemon » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:02 pm

turbo_ale wrote:I would rather have cold water than high pressure, but having both is the best combo.


Agreed - even with cold water at a lower pressure you're eventually able to get the temp down to pitching temps. If your water temp is 75, no matter the pressure you're not getting the wort temp below 75.
Pete
pclemon
Micro Brewery (2500 posts)
 
Posts: 4306
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:13 pm
Location: Marlborough, MA

Re: B3-36A 20 Plate Beer Wort-5 gallons chilled to 68F in 3

Postby CA_Mouse » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:31 pm

I haven't checked the new ground water temps since our move, but based on what we are getting inside it is in the mid-60's. I finally got the plate chiller on Friday afternoon. Got all the SS Cam Locks earlier last week, now all I need to do is put everything together and check for leaks. I will probably be ordering my conical sometime this week, then I can cold crash the trub before pitching and pull yeast before dry hopping. I'm hoping that this with make my beers cleaner tasting faster.
Mouse
-=ô¿ô=-
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche


Primary: Hopping Dead
Secondary: Mead - Cinnamon; Boysenberry; Blackberry; Tart Cherry
Barrel #2: American Barleywine
Secondary: Dark Cherry Sour '13
Secondary: Pom-Cran Sour '13
Keg #1: Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout
Keg #2: Cascade Pale Ale
Keg #3: Berliner Weiss
Keg #4: Cascade Pale Ale
Keg #5: Irish Red
Keg #6: Tart Walking IPA
Keg #7: Dad's Apple Cider
Bottled: Robin's Root Beer
User avatar
CA_Mouse
Keg (750 posts)
 
Posts: 810
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:49 pm
Location: Riverside, CA

Previous

Return to Extract & Partial Mash Brewing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests