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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 Glycol Pump Kits (GLY355). Each Glycol 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.
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:
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
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.