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Blichmann Therminator Wort Chiller
Blichmann Engineering Therminator Wort Chiller - The fastest way to chill your post-boil wort to optimal yeast pitching temperatures. Get you fermentation off to a quick, bacteria-free start. Counterflow Chillers Canada from Blichmann Engineering
The Therminator is the fastest way to chill your post-boil wort to optimal yeast pitching temperatures. Get your fermentation off to a quick, bacteria-free start. Chilling times: 10 gallons of wort to yeast pitching temp in just 5 minutes using 58 cooling water. One of the most effective wort chilling devices available. Built from 316 Stainless Steel plates and fittings, brazed together with pure copper in an oxygen-free furnace. Eliminates the possibility of leaks unlike a gasket type unit.

Price: 249.99

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Blichmann Therminator Wort Chiller

Features the low-restriction garden hose sized water inlets and outs and 1/2" MPT inlet and outlet on the wort side. Lower restriction allows for use with either gravity fed or brew pump. Sanitization involves flushing with sanitizer or by boiling. A back-flush hose assembly (sold separately) can be used with the chiller to flush water back through for cleaning after use. This unit includes a stainless mounting bracket and detailed instructions.

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Therminator Performance November 4, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Had this before OBK carried it.

The performance of this unit I would describe as high to very high. 25L of wort chilled in 4 minutes.

The downside to this unit, is that it is really designed to be used with a pump brewing set up, and that cleaning can be onerous.  In my experience PBW has not entirely gotten the job done, even hot and recirced through for extended periods.  Switching to a true caustic soda based cleaner has taken care of those issues, although there are inherent danger issues with handling caustic.

With thorough cleaning and sanitizer recirculated, no infections have been experienced in 15+ brews.

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Top quality from Blichmann. August 18, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from London, ON  
It works like a charm.

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Holy Macaroni November 11, 2013
Reviewer: M4S from Longueuil  
I have this plate chiller since more than a year and this piece of equipment literally changed my life. (Sorry OBK - you were not selling it at that time!)

I Chill 11-12 Gallon of boiling wort to 15C in less than 10 minutes. I use tap water and can control the flow to adjust the final temp.

People are mainly complaining about :
1) Clogging - Never happened to me. I used Pellet hops with Blichmann Hop Blocker(doesn't block a all hop but better than nothing) Brewed a More-than-imperial-IPA with 1Kg of pellets. No Clogging.

2) Sanitation issue - Immersion in Star-San for a few minutes prior to chilling. Never had any infection.

3) Hard In Depth Cleaning  - I ran Hot PBW for a few minutes (2-3) from Wort-Out to Wort-In, and then the opposite. A shot of clean water and you are done. It's tricky to remove all the water inside but since it's all metal - put it in the oven 350 for an hour and your problem is solved.

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