Happy with new chiller coil
I've wanted to upgrade a 50' copper chiller to stainless for some time. I prefer a chiller coil rather than a welded plate exchanger because I can be sure the surface that touches wort is clean. Along the way, a large diameter coil that sits low in my 15 gal MoreBeer kettle would give me the flexibility to use it for large and small batches. When I met Zach at the 2015 National Homebrew Convention the light came on.
Stainless's one downside is that it doesn't conduct heat nearly as well as copper. On the one 10 gal batch brewed with the new coil so far, it took about 25% longer to cool to pitching temperature compared to the copper coil it replaced. That's acceptable to me and I'm really happy with SB's cost, quality and service. Two thumbs up!"
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Jim Wilson from Redondo Beach, CA on 7/22/2015