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Wort Heat Exchanger - Copper Counterflow Chiller
WC130

Wort Heat Exchanger - Copper Counterflow Chiller

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Description

This copper counter flow chiller is probably one of the fastest ways to chill wort. This unit is similar in efficiency to the Chillout plate chiller, with the added benefit that it is easier to clean. Whereas a plate chiller has small crevasses to trap hop material, the counterflow chiller can be more effectively flushed out after use.
 
These units are 9" in diameter and about 7" high. The input and output are approximately 3/8" outside diameter (9.5 mm). These can be used with gravity, although a pump is recommended.
 
Fittings not included.
 
Kegland Part Number: KL02035
 
Item # WC130
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 5 LBS
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Wanted to upgrade to a counter-flow chiller. This seemed good value with lots of connection flexibility.
Mark C on Jun 29, 2021
Upgrade
Phil Halmers on Mar 16, 2021
Wanted to upgrade to a counter-flow chiller. This seemed good value with lots of connection flexibility.
Mark C on Jun 29, 2021
Love my Grainfather's counterflow chiller... Now that I also have an Anvil Foundry, the immersion chiller just doesn't cut it.
Michael B on May 24, 2021
Upgrade
Phil Halmers on Mar 16, 2021
Upgrade boil kettle to 40 Gals, need help cooling down wort.
Valued C on Mar 15, 2021
The price was good
Brian O on Jan 19, 2021
Very good price and good reviews
Patrick H on Jan 18, 2021
size, construction, price
TOM M on Dec 30, 2020
Recommended by another brewer
Nicole K on Dec 16, 2020
good price
James H. on Dec 15, 2020
My dad wanted it, he's the beer guy.
Carrie W on Dec 11, 2020
christmas gift for boufriend who orders frequently
darlene j on Dec 11, 2020
helping cool new bigger kettle on whirlpool loop (still using immersion chiller also) and not much more than the copper by inself for DIY
Kurt H on Dec 10, 2020
Faster cooling for brewing beer
David M on Dec 10, 2020
too lazy to make my own, and cheaper too.
David P on Dec 1, 2020
It got good reviews.
David B on Nov 23, 2020
Price and good reviews. Like the fact that it won’t clog as easy as plate chiller
Kurt V on Nov 7, 2020
Want
Christopher C on Sep 3, 2020
Need twice the chilling length - a single CF chiller not adequate
Mark on Aug 13, 2020
Cheapest counterflow wort chiller
Anil V on Jul 8, 2020
A counterflow chiller for the price of a small immersion chiller, it's at least worth a try!
Will K on Jun 18, 2020
price
david r on May 13, 2020
price
John C on Apr 17, 2020
New system with a pump meaning I can now chill my wort faster
Sam T on Mar 9, 2020
Price is right. How much you going to spend to make the same 5 gallons of beer???
Penny H on Feb 11, 2020
Need it to cool wort
Alex Villasana on Jan 24, 2020
Pricing!
Guy S on Jan 13, 2020
Gift
Daniel D on Dec 14, 2019
value to price
David F on Dec 7, 2019
SO much better than an immersion chiller
Dov L on Dec 4, 2019
Want to help the environment by conserving water.
Adam Rosten on Dec 3, 2019
Shows what I need to see
Michael G on Nov 30, 2019
Try alternative to immersion chiller
Jim S on Oct 12, 2019
Better chiller for hot climate (Arizona)
Helge Blucher on Oct 8, 2019
Looks simple, good price and ideal for small batches
Juan L on Jun 21, 2019
For greatly increased speed and efficiency in chilling wort after the boil.
Darrell Burk on Jun 20, 2019
Like the efficiency of this chiller
MARK R on Mar 15, 2019
Deal of the day
Michael Thomas on Feb 15, 2019
Best deal I've ever seen
Andy M on Feb 13, 2019
Current chiller isn’t doing a good enough job
Jason A on Feb 13, 2019
price
Walter M on Feb 12, 2019
Love my Grainfather's counterflow chiller... Now that I also have an Anvil Foundry, the immersion chiller just doesn't cut it.
Michael B on May 24, 2021
Upgrade boil kettle to 40 Gals, need help cooling down wort.
Valued C on Mar 15, 2021
Would this be sufficient for batches of 10-15 gallons?
Kyle Haglock on Dec 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this gets my 11 gallon batches down to pitching temps in 5 minutes or less with 60° ground water.
Does anyone know if I can use a standard sharkbite on the “apx. 9.5mm” barb instead of the duofit? I want a metal connector and I want to avoid bsp threads and go straight to npt without and adapter if possible...
Kyle Haglock on Dec 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I'm not real familiar with this 'sharkbite' connector, but the ends of the wort chiller here are just copper tubing. Any connector that can seal on bare copper tubing without welding should work fine.
Are the duotight fittings for this chiller available through More beer or do they need to be purchased through Kegland?
Peter Danish on Feb 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Peter - Yes, we now offer Duotight fittings. The fittings shown in the video above are DUO115 & DUO116. Cheers!
Reviews

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Rated 3 out of 5
Was Fine for a Few Brews
This is a case where you get what you pay for. The chiller worked excellent for a few batches, the during a transfer on day the outer hose jacket burst. Jacket hose is not braided and is thin. Ordered a stainless steel counterflow chiller the same day soon after this broke.

To be fair this may have been a one-off and others may never have issues with this item.
October 7, 2021
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Seems to be working well for the price
August 10, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Works fine but already looking to upgrade
It works fine. Not great, but fine. It's the cheapest counterflow chiller on the market, and it'll get the job done. I don't have a lot of faith that this will last very long, and I'm already looking to upgrade after about 10 batches with it. The part that seems to be failing the quickest is the connection between the black tubing and the copper. The one on the outlet side (hot water) failed first for me. Fortunately this did not cause any damage to the beer. I replaced the crimp ring with a screw clamp. That is holding for now, but it leaks when the hose is on full pressure, and the other crimp ring on the inlet is leaking now too. Since I brew outdoors, I don't worry about it too much, but it's only a matter of time before it fails again. I also don't think that the black tubing itself will last much longer. At some point, it will get a hole or a tear, and then the device will be FUBAR. On top of that, the chill time with this is just ok. You can get wort down to the mid 80's with one pass through the coil, but to get it down below 70, it could take 40 minutes of recirculating, and that wastes a lot of water!
December 14, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works well
Chills wort to 70's F in one pass. It took me a bit to figure out which connection options to use but, after I got this up with some duotights and camlocks, it's working great.
August 15, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
First time using counter flow
This chiller works fantastic. My tap water is pretty warm here in Florida and it chilled a 5 gallon batch very quickly. They should have an add on package for quick disconnects and garden hose adapters, other than that this has to be the best deal for a counter flow chiller!
May 8, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great counter flow chiller
Works well. Easy to clean.
March 21, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Pros and cons
It is what you pay for. I wouldn’t use if you plan on recirculating your wort while cooling. It runs very slow and prone to clogs if run at full speed and you don’t have a filter/strainer. If you plan ahead and run it as a single pass chiller slowing down the wort flow out to get the desired temp it’s not bad for the price but plan ahead on how to use it with your process.
March 20, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Way better than I thought it would be.
Used this for the first time this weekend, gravity fed with a hose attached for counterflow. I was expecting it to be like 90F coming out then just wait a bit before pitching. NOPE. Straight from the boil after cutting off it was coming out the other end at 59F. CRAZY. Very satisfied.

The connecting pieces I just ended up using worm clamps and tubing I already had, probably worth it for the push fittings but meh. The most interesting part is figuring out how to have the boil pot above the chiller and that above the fermentor. It all worked out but definitely something to think about.

Best purchase for my setup as of late.
March 2, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
works as described
works well, not as easy as it seems to chill the wort to peaching temp but I guess it depends on the temprature of the tap water.
December 13, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Economical counter flow chiller. Works great with duo tight connectors.
July 6, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago