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PeterPi
I tried my version of the "Twinchilla", and got the following results. As a home brew newbie, I'd be interested to know if the performance is good, bad or indifferent. It's not as quick than Dudes effort and I think I'll give 8mm a try when I get the chance. 

10 Meters of 10mm Minibore pipe used.

Water input temperature 12C Ambient Temperature 16C

0   Mins   100C
1   Min     Missed the reading
2   Mins   70C
3   Mins   61C
4   Mins   54C
5   Mins   48C
6   Mins   42C
8   Mins   40C  
9   Mins   37C
10 Mins   34C
11 Mins   32C
12 Mins   29C
13 Mins   27C
14 Mins   25C
15 Mins   24C
16 Mins   23C
17 Mins   22C 

I didn't do any stiring.
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Hops_and_Dreams
Looks pretty good to me. I've got a twin coil chiller, but bought it so don't know how much pipe is used. I can get mine down to pitching temp in 10-12 mins, but that's with stirring. Less if it's winter and tap water is colder. I used to not bother stirring and would take 20-30 mins (can't remember exactly). Stirring does make a lot of difference.
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PeterPi
Hops_and_Dreams wrote:
Looks pretty good to me. I've got a twin coil chiller, but bought it so don't know how much pipe is used. I can get mine down to pitching temp in 10-12 mins, but that's with stirring. Less if it's winter and tap water is colder. I used to not bother stirring and would take 20-30 mins (can't remember exactly). Stirring does make a lot of difference.


What is normal pitching temperature?
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Chug
Normal pitching temp is a debatable subject, most folks pitch at the same temp they are gonna ferment at, or slightly cooler, but yeast packs usually say to pitch warmer.


http://brulosophy.com/2014/12/15/the-temp-at-which-we-pitch-exbeeriment-results/
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Hops_and_Dreams
PeterPi wrote:


What is normal pitching temperature?

I normally pitch at 20c.
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PeterPi
Hops_and_Dreams wrote:
I normally pitch at 20c.


So that'll take about 18 minutes to get down to. I'm making a proper brew tomorrow, so I'll see how I get on chilling some wort then.
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PeterPi
Chug wrote:
Normal pitching temp is a debatable subject, most folks pitch at the same temp they are gonna ferment at, or slightly cooler, but yeast packs usually say to pitch warmer.


http://brulosophy.com/2014/12/15/the-temp-at-which-we-pitch-exbeeriment-results/


I had a look at that and its very informative. It looks like if I cool it to the temperature I intend to ferment I wont go far wrong.


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