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Icemaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads
GLY351

Icemaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads

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Description

The Icemaster is designed to cool fermentations in small vessels or barrels. It can be used with any vessel/fermenter/tank/barrel that has a glycol jacket or submersed cooling snake/coil/rod. For each vessel you want to cool you will need to buy one of our BrewBuilt™ Chilling Pump Kit (GLY355).  Each Chilling Pump Kit includes a submersible pump that is placed in the cool bath of the Icemaster chiller along with a digital controller. The digital controller includes a thermal probe that should be inserted into a thermal well in your vessel or can be taped to the outside of the vessel if you don't have a thermal well. The digital controller then measures the temperature of your tank and turns the submersible pump on or off to cool the liquid in your vessel to the desired set temperature. 

Compatibility
The Icemaster can be used with any fermenter that has a built in cooling jacket or a submersed cooling coil. It works well as the cooling source for the following:

  • Speidel - Speidel tanks with optional cooling jackets. You will need one Glycol Pump Kit for each tank.   
  • Barrels - If you use our barrel snake. This can be particularly attractive for a white wine ferment in a barrel. You will need one Glycol Pump Kit for each fermenter.
  • Coolstix - Any glass or PET carboy, Fermonster, or other small vessel that is using a Coolstix to maintain temperatures.  

Capacity
It is always difficult to determine exactly how many tanks can be chilled at one time as it depends on what is happening in each tank, how the tank is insulated, and what the ambient temperature is. Cold stabilizing always requires the most energy and requires well insulated tanks. We are currently experimenting with capacities but can provide this rough guide to get you started. The maximum number of tanks that can be cooled with the Icemaster is four.  

1 - 60 Gallon Tank or Barrel
2 - 15-30 Gallon Tanks
4 - 5 to 15 Gallon Tanks

Set Up
In order to hook up the Icemaster to your fermenter or tank's cooling system, you will need 4 lengths of tubing. All tubing connections should be secured with hose clamps.

  • Length 1: Submersible pump outlet to inner barb of 1st bulkhead
  • Length 2: Outer barb of 1st bulkhead to cooling system inlet
  • Length 3: Cooling system outlet to outer barb of 2nd bulkhead
  • Length 4: Inner barb of 2nd bulkhead to Icemaster resevoir (should drain freely, no connection necessary)

Specifications:

  • Tank Capacity: 30L/8 Gal. Water Capacity
  • Compressor: 3/8 HP
  • Cooling Capacity: 950 Watt/3200btu
  • Refrigerant: r134a
  • Voltage: 110V (3.6 amps)
  • Dimensions: 410mm x 410mm x 660mm
  • Includes 10 stainless bulkheads with 3/8" OD Barbs
  • Wheels included

 

California Recipients: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
 
Item # GLY351
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Availability Out Of Stock
Weight 111 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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More capacity than the SS brewtech chiller at a cheaper price, plus good reviews.
Pete Goettner on Nov 20, 2019
size for a small chilling project
Morrie P on Aug 28, 2019
More capacity than the SS brewtech chiller at a cheaper price, plus good reviews.
Pete Goettner on Nov 20, 2019
liked the first one
Morrie P on Aug 28, 2019
size for a small chilling project
Morrie P on Aug 28, 2019
Support lagering during summertime
JOHN DUNLOP on Aug 28, 2019
Good value, entry level glycol chiller
Blake S on Aug 28, 2019
Because I’m tired of having to wait 24 hrs to pitch yeast for my lagers, as my current chiller and ground water won’t get it there.
Steve P on Aug 28, 2019
I want to control my 3 conical ferments and plan on writing a review on the item to hopefully get you to sell more.
Nathan C on Jul 19, 2019
Recommended by a friend
Tom on Jul 2, 2019
Best value glycol chiller on the market right now
Ryan Gibson on Jun 22, 2019
Price and good reviews.
jbsayers on Jun 21, 2019
Because it seems to work just like and with SS Brewtech equipment, only cheaper
Tony l p on Jun 13, 2019
been wanting one for a while
Tim M on May 7, 2019
It is compatible with my Grainfather fermenter
Christopher C on May 3, 2019
Husband wanted for birthday
Cori V on Apr 16, 2019
I run 5 conicals and i live in a hot area so i need to keep them chily!!!!!
Stetsen M on Feb 7, 2019
Well priced compared to competitive units.
Kenneth R on Jan 23, 2019
great price
Anne A on Dec 4, 2018
Compared it to the SSBrewtech 3/8HP and this looks like a great value
Michael S on Sep 26, 2018
size, cost, convenience
Robert D on Sep 22, 2018
Tired of dumping ice all day in my SS Brewtech
Ted N on Sep 19, 2018
liked the first one
Morrie P on Aug 28, 2019
Support lagering during summertime
JOHN DUNLOP on Aug 28, 2019
On the Icemaster 100, there appears to be a 8 gal reservoir. What is the proper fill level? Based on the instructions a 20% glycol to 4 parts water is recommended. So is 5 gal the recommended fill? or does there need to be a higher volume? I am trying to determine if 1 gal of Glycol is sufficient to purchase with the unit.
James Allen on Nov 19, 2019
Icemaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads
Icemaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads
Propylene Glycol USP - One Gallon
Propylene Glycol USP - One Gallon
BEST ANSWER: The reservoir holds eight gallons. If you use two gallons of glycol and six gallons of water that will give you a 25/75 mix. That mix will put the freezing point at 12.5F which is low enough.
Does the chiller come with casters or are they a separate item?
Berry Scott on Nov 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It includes Casters that you have to attach. 4 screws per.
I would use the Icemaster to chill boiled wort down to pitching temp before transferring to the fermenter. My system is 1-bbl, target temp probably 70-75F. I usually do a hop stand, so the drop in temp is approx 100F.

I would probably use the unit to chill my municipal water supply well below ground temp, and use a counterflow chiller or similar, rather than directly cool the wort with glycol (since that would likely overload the thermal capacity of the Icemaster).

Does this sound like a reasonable use of the Icemaster, or do people suggest a different way to cool 30+ gallons of hot wort?
Daniel Cook on Sep 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is not recommended to use a chiller for wort cooling according to the manufacturer. I think from personal experience you are going to have problems with thermal recovery especially if you are talking about the 100 model
The Unit and exterior bulkhead are designed to accommodate for 5 sets of fermenters. But as a couple of commenters mentioned, there appears to be no way to get these 10 lines and 5 pump cords down to the glycol/pump (well, you might squeeze one set through the corner opening). Before I start drilling holes, is there a simpler answer that I am missing on this issue?
JOHN DUNLOP on Aug 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There is no need to drill holes. Just slide the three piece top so that there is an inch space between the second and third pieces of the lid (the space furthest from the SS ribs). The lines and cords can easily fit in that inch spacing. If need be, you can widen the space. I then use 1/2” or 3/4” rubber insulating hose that can be purchased at HomeDepot to fill in any extra space where no lines are plus I put it around the lines.
What is the warrant period for the icemaster 100 glycol chiller?
Joe Ormand on Aug 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Joe, the warranty period is 1 year, covering against manufacturing defects.
My Icemaster has developed a leak at the drain plug. The leak is quite small. It is between the blue plastic insert and the first brass fitting. Does anyone have a fix for this that does not include boxing it back up and shipping......?
KRSanders on Jun 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi KRSanders - Please email us at info@moreflavor.com or give us a call to go over any sort of issues regarding the chiller.
Reviews

3.8 / 5.0
20 Reviews
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Disappointing Initial Quality
The initial quality and quality control is frankly appalling on a $800 product. Mine had 3 loose bolts rattling around the inside of it. Also, The fan was making a horrible rattling sound. I got it to stop by loosening the fan mount, and sliding the metal leg outward (its a slotted hole) and tightening it back down. That put enough extra tension on the mount so that it no longer rattles. It is now quiet.

Unlike other reviews, my chiller was packaged well and does not leak from the drain port.

The chiller does work well. Its just disappointing the initial impression is so bad. It also gives me a lack of confidence that it will last long term. Hopefully it will, but I am skeptical.
September 14, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Not packed well, but works great
FedEx did not treat this package well, but the box was not really packed well either. When I received it, both ends of the box were open and the styrofoam on the bottom was destroyed on one corner. Fortunately all four feet were intact, and I swapped over to casters anyway. MoreBeer should do a better job of packing these to prevent shipping damage.

Did a leak test and 24 hour functional test with tap water with no leaks and seems to function perfectly. Looking forward to my first batch soon. Seems like they've worked out the bugs on some of the complaints that other reviewers have had.

My only complaint is that there aren't any bulkheads on the glycol chamber lids...only on the side of the unit, so gotta figure out how to get the intermediate hoses actually down to the pump while keeping the glycol chamber mostly sealed. Not a huge deal, but seems like a design oversight to me...
July 8, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
July 9, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Icemaster Chiller with Stainless bulkhead fittings
First one Leaked at drain could not fix it. Need to pack it better so Drain is Protected. It was replaced in a timely manner. Stainless bulkhead fittings are too Small, should have been 1/2". too much restriction thru fittings only 1/4" inside diameter.Most cooling coils use 1/2" diameter tubing and fittings. Inside cover needs to have openings for hoses and pump electric lines from pumps. Slot in corner can only fit 1 pump line and wire.Cools Great and maintains temperature good, hope it lasts.
July 6, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Almost 5 stars
Runs very quiet and packaging was excellent. Unit looks good and runs good.. I have a tiny leak at the drain plug. The leak is between the blue plastic insert and the first brass plug. Feet were intact. Casters went on easily. Basically all the crappy little items from early versions are corrected. I will update review after the drain plug fix.
June 8, 2019
New version is solid
The version I received is great- no leaks and easy to set up. Looks like morebeer May have resolved the pervious issues.
May 12, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Great Value
I have now brewed 4 different 5 gallon batches of beer. The chiller works great. I set for -5C (because the control only does celsius) and it chills my beer down to 35F.

Like others have said it is a bit noisy. But all I had to do is tighten down the screws for the condenser fan mount and it is nice and quiet for being a piece of refrigeration equipment. It runs no louder then my kegerator.

I removed the insulation to be ready for the leak that others have warned of on the drain. No leak out mine. The hose clamp is a worm gear style so maybe they have improved upon the design.

You won't find a better chiller for this price. You may as I stated above have to do a little yourself but it is worth it. So if your not a DIY person be warned. But who homebrews that isn't a DYIer?
February 13, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
February 14, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Works great it’s quieter than my humidifier but it does leave condensation puddles but chills real fast.
Works great not that loud in fact it’s Quieter than my humidifier. It does create condensation
Works great not that loud in fact it’s Quieter than my humidifier. It does create condensation
February 12, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
So far, so good
I was a bit hesitant to order this after reading some of the earlier reviews, but I decided to pull the trigger...and glad I did. There was evidence it had been dropped during shipping, and one of the fixed feet had been broken off when I unpacked it. That's not a problem if attaching the casters, as I did. I went through the whole unit and found no missing or loose hardware. I filled it with water to test it, no leaks, chilled well, and it's quiet. I used the drain port to empty it. I found it drained quite adequately. I don't know if the design was changed because of earlier complaints about it draining too slowly, but it was fine. I'm now using it with the Grainfather Conical and their cooling pump to ferment a dark lager. It's working great, doesn't cycle very often (it's indoors), and sure beats using the Igloo and changing ice all the time!
January 29, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
January 30, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Icemaster 100 First Impressions
Great little unit!. Arrived with 3 of the 4 stationary feet snapped off, but I was always going to use the wheels anyway, so it wasn't and issue. It maintains temperature well, I keep it at 0?C and it is quite than the DYI I had previously. Crashed the 7 gal Fermenter in about 2 hours from 70? - 34?F. Didn't have some of the other issues the other reviews have mentioned. Very pleased
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January 25, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
January 28, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Icemaster Chiller
I would have given it a 5 but filled it up and within a day it was leaking from the drain port hose. I had to tear it apart and add silicone and an oetiker clamp to stop the leaking. Does run quiet and cold crashes from 60 to 38 in about 2 ½ hours. Great addition to the brewery.
December 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago