B3-12A 30 Plate Beer Wort Chiller 3/4″ MPT x 1/2″ MPT Homebrew

B3-12A 30 Plate Beer Wort Chiller 3/4″ MPT x 1/2″ MPT Homebrew

B3-12A 30 Plate Beer Wort Chiller 3/4

  • 304 Stainless Steel Plates with 99.9+% Copper Brazing
  • Good Performance Economy Heat Exchanger
  • Recommended Max Water Flow Rate: 15.5 gpm, Design Temperature: -195°C to +220°C (-319°F to 430°F)

“Dimensions L: 7.5″” W: 2.9″” Heat Transfer Area/ 0.012 m²/plate (.14 ft²/plate) Thickness of plates 0.3 mm (.0118″”) Max Flow Rate 66.6 L/min (17.6 gpm) Channel Capacities 0.018L/channel (.004756 gal/channel) Design pressure 1.0 Mpa (145 psi) Test Pressure 2.0 Mpa (290 psi) Design Temperature -195°C to +220°C (-319°F to 430°F) Refrigeration Capacity 1-5KW (3400-17,000 BTU/hour) Flow direction F1-F3 and F2-F4 (see diag above) Welding Material 99.9% Copper Corrosion Resistance SS304 has good general corrosion resistance to a range of organic and in-organic fluids. It will have poor resistance to sulfuric and hydrochloric acids. Crevice corrosion may also occur when chlorides (salts) are present in the fluid. Since chlorides are in

List Price: $ 92.50

Price: $ 92.50

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Thomas Rosswaag

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Chiller for the Price, January 14, 2013
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Thomas Rosswaag (NH, USA) –
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My buddy and I have used this chiller 3 or 4 times already and it works wonderfully. We bought it to replace our old and inefficient immersion chiller. We recently made a 5 gallon batch, and this chiller cooled in to 70°F in less than 10 minutes. Our old one took about 30-40 minutes. Previous to that, it has cooled out 12 gallon batches in around 20 minutes. We never actually tried cooling a 12 gallon batch with the immersion chiller, but I would imagine it would take over an hour.

Pros: I would say that this chiller is as good, if not better than any of the more expensive chillers, especially for almost $100 less than most of them. It can be used without a pump, if you gravity feed it, although I would recommend using a pump because you really want to recirculate your wort back into the kettle to get the most out of this unit. It is actually a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be, which is nice, and it comes with two internally threaded studs to allow you to mount it. Cleaning is fairly easy, especially with the pump, provided you haven’t pumped a lot of hop particles thru the chiller. Flushing it with a homebrewing cleaner and a sanitizer works nicely.

Cons: You really have to make sure that you don’t pump a lot of hop particles thru this chiller, it clogs fairly easily. It would be nice if it came apart do we could clean out the individual plates. The water/wort connections are a little close together and it would be better if they were all the same size. I realize that you want the cooling water to flow faster than the wort, but we currently use garden hose connectors for the water, and barbed fittings for the wort. We would really like to use tri-clover fittings, but there isn’t enough space between the connectors to allow for them. We use the tri-clovers on all our other equipment, and having them on the chiller would make for a more efficient process.

The verdict: This is an exceptional piece of equipment, that not only has an incredible price, but has excellent quality and efficiency. I would highly recommend checking this chiller out to anyone looking to upgrade their homebrewing system or looking to save some time.

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Curtis Collins

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Value, Quality Construction, Very Effective Cooling, November 29, 2011
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Duda Diesel makes a great wort chiller!

Even better, it is very cost competitive (some competing models cost several times more — with no apparent advantages). The relatively low price does not come at the sacrifice of quality or effectiveness. It is visibly well made and chills very efficiently (here in the tropics, my “cooling water” out of the tap is 80-85F, but this Duda Diesel chiller brought my wort from about 180F to 95F in the first past, which only took a matter of minutes. Wow, that’s impressive! Maybe I should pull the heat exchanger off my boat engine and replace it with one of these!)

Very glad I did not waste time & money building or buying an immersion chiller (even if you home-build one…copper tubing is not cheap these days!). Even if you value your time at $0 then the parts alone to build an immersion chiller could cost you almost as much as this product. And, there is no practical way for the end result to be this fast & efficient. This is simply a much better solution.

Sure will make my brew day quicker and easier!

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Steven Travis

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent chiller!, May 28, 2012
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Steven Travis (Half Moon Bay, Ca United States) –
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I brew beer frequently and was interested in saving a good chunk of time by using a plate chiller instead of a coil that you toss in the boil kettle. This performed perfectly on the first try! I was able to chill a full 10 gallons of wort to 70 degrees in just under 15 minutes. Cleanup was simple, as I added two stainless quick disconnects for the in/out for the wort. I ran some PBW through it after I was done, let it sit for 20 minutes while I cleaned up, then back-flushed the chiller without problem. Love this thing!
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