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