Ex­chiler­a­tor Maxx

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Gear Guide -

What’s cooler than cool? Ice cold.

Test lab notes

EASY TO USE? EASY TO SAN­I­TIZE? BUILD QUAL­ITY? EN­JOY­MENT? HIGH VALUE? This re­cir­cu­lat­ing wort chiller can cool boil­ing-hot wort to yeast-pitch­ing tem­per­a­tures fast. We tested it twice, and it per­formed very quickly both times, against a small and large plate chiller. The large plate chiller was pow­er­ful and tough to beat, but that doesn’t re­duce our es­ti­ma­tion of the Ex­chiler­a­tor’s abil­i­ties. The in­line tem­per­a­ture gauge was large, and the dis­play, even while on the ground, was read­able, al­low­ing for real-time, ac­cu­rate read­ings. Aside from the gar­den hoses, all the hard­ware you need to op­er­ate the unit is in­cluded (though some brewers do use an op­tional pump). Assem­bly was straight­for­ward, and we were able to use it out of the box fairly quickly. This is an up­grade that will cut time out of the brew day vs. most plate chillers or im­mer­sion chillers, but it is an ad­vance­ment in price, too.

Price: $183.95 Man­u­fac­turer: Brick River Brew Co. Avail­able from: ex­chiler­a­tor.com

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