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BrewBuilt™ IceMaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads
GLY353

BrewBuilt™ IceMaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads

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Description

The IceMaster 100 is designed to cool fermentations in small vessels. It can be used with any vessel that has a glycol jacket or submersed cooling coil/rod. For each vessel you want to cool you will need to buy one of our BrewBuilt Chilling Pump Kits.  Each tank is able to be separately temperature controlled. Each Glycol Pump Kit includes a submersible pump that is placed in the cool bath of this 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 to your desired set temperature. Up to four tanks can be controlled separately with one IceMaster and four BrewBuilt Chilling Pump Kit (GLY355). 

Compatibility
The IceMaster can be used with any fermenter that has a built in cooling jacket, added Coolstix, or a submersed cooling coil. It works well as the cooling source for the following sytems and fermenters.

  • Coolstix - Coolstix can be added to a wide range of carboys, fermenters, and tanks and the IceMaster works really well in combination. Each Coostix Complete Kit comes with a pump kit and controller.  
  • Ss Brewtech Fermenters and Brites with optional FTS Temperature Control Systems - Because FTS systems include a pump and controller you will not need to buy a separate Glycol Pump Kit.  
  • Spike Conical with Optional Cooling Package - Because the optional Spike cooling system includes a pump and controller you will not need to buy a separate Glycol Pump Kit. 
  • Speidel Tanks with Optional Cooling Jackets - You will need one Glycol Pump Kit for each tank.   
  • Grainfather Fermenters - Grainfather fermenters have standard cooling jackets. You will need one Glycol Pump Kit for each fermenter
  • Blichmann Fermenators with Optional Cooling Coil - You will need one Glycol Pump Kit for each Fermenator.

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, if the tank is insulated, and what the ambient temperature is. Cold crashing always requires the most energy and requires tank insulation.  We have experimented with capacities and can provide this general guide based on a 75 degree ambient and neoprene insulation. Neoprene a modest amount of insulation so you would obtain better results using Armaflex or a higher R rated insulation.  If only controlling fermentation temps the capacity would be higher.  Four BrewBuilt Chilling Pump Kit (GLY355) is the maximum that will fit in the IceMaster. We are working on smaller glycol pump kits, where the pumps have smaller footprints, so the IceMaster right now has the capacity to use 5 pumps through the bulkhead fittings. 

Cold Crashing capacity at 75F with neoprene insulation (double for fermentation temperature control): 

2 - 1BBL (31 Gallon) Tank with neo
3 to 4 - 1/2BBL (15-20 Gallon) Tanks
4+ - 10-14 Gallon Tanks 
4+ - 5-7 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/.26 tons
  • Refrigerant: r134a
  • Voltage: 110V (3.6 amps)
  • Dimensions: 410mm x 410mm x 660mm
  • Includes 10 stainless bulkheads with 3/8" OD barbs
  • Wheels included

 

 
Item # GLY353
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Weight 111 LBS
Community Q&A

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Why did you choose this?
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Great pricing
Nelson M on Oct 18, 2021
Spike Ferment
Gary T on Jun 29, 2021
Great pricing
Nelson M on Oct 18, 2021
Temperature control at fermentation fruit
Spike Ferment
Gary T on Jun 29, 2021
price
JOSH L on Jun 18, 2021
My aquarium chiller died after 3 months =/
BRIEN P on May 15, 2021
I'm getting into Lagers and don't want to sacrifice my kegerator space
Walter M on Apr 3, 2021
I like cold stuff.
scott b on Mar 26, 2021
Temperature control for multiple fermenters
Daniel W on Mar 2, 2021
size / volume of unit per online reviews
Larry B on Jul 27, 2020
Internet reviews are mostly good on the recent models, HomeBrewTalk.
Charles E on May 28, 2020
Versatility
Pete T on May 22, 2020
Price point
Chris H on Feb 6, 2020
Need to chill beer lines not several fermentors, good price
Matthew Z on Jan 27, 2020
Based on online reviews, including Homebrewfind.com.
Kent Hinton on Dec 14, 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
Anthony 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
Temperature control at fermentation fruit
price
JOSH L on Jun 18, 2021
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
BrewBuilt™ IceMaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads
BrewBuilt™ IceMaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads
Propylene Glycol USP - One Gallon
Propylene Glycol USP - One Gallon
BEST ANSWER: I recently filled this unit for the first time. The manual I have claims 7 gallon capacity, but that didn't cover the coils, so I tried more. To cover the coils, you have to go to just over 8 gallons... but this is right at the point of overflow at the fill inlet. If you fill this high, you'll have spillage any time you move the unit, or when your pumps kick on and agitate the water. Based on this, I intend to keep mine filled to 7.5gal. 7gal stated max sure fine, just slightly less efficient refrigeration since a bit more of the coils exposed. Do 4:1 ratio distilled water to glycol n whatever capacity you fill.
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: This is a reasonable and good way to set up your glycol chiller for cooling hot wort. You are right that you don't want to cool the hot wort with the glycol directly. A lot of breweries use their glycol to maintain a Cold Liquor Tank and run the cold liquor to chill wort then use the hot water that comes out to start the next batch or for cleaning.
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.
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.
How often should the water/glycol solution be changed out? Do you keep it in the unit when not in use? How do I know it's time to change it?
Richard Eidle on Jan 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I check it monthly but I haven't changed mine since I orginally put it into the chiller 15 months ago...i'm within an inch of original fill its still chilling all three of my half barrel fermenters just like day 1.
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.
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.
Can someone tell me more about the drain port on the IceMaster 100? I'd like to know what type of fitting it is... Trying to determine if I can use this port to gravity-feed & prime an external March pump that feeds my existing glycol manifold rather than buying individual submersible pumps. I'm replacing a DIY glycol system that was set up this way and it'd be the fastest and easiest way for me to get back in action. Thx!
Jason Smith on Nov 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You shouldn't have any problem with this. People have had issues with the draining on these and I did as well until I fished the piece of plastic left over from when they drilled the hole for the drain. It's funny that the person at the factory just blasted the hole and left piece on the inside to plug the hole back up.

They also strangely made the fan pull air through the front instead of push out the front. From the factory this forces hot air out the sides and on to whatever you're trying to keep cold. Kind of counterproductive. It isn't too big of a job to take the fan apart and flop the armature over if you're careful - this will fix the design error so it blows the hot air out the front and pulls the cold air in through the back and sides.

More information than you asked for, but I have been meaning to share this information for a year and a half now. Overall, this is a pretty solid appliance.
What is the size of the reservoir and is there room for a 1/4 hp utility pump (12" x 7" x 7")?
Andres Teene on Jun 22, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The pump it too big. The outside dimensions are about 16x16, the inside dimensions of the tank are about 12.5x12.5, and the cooling coils in there. I have 4 of the small submersible pumps from SSBrewTech and they barely fit. The tank holds about 8 gallons, and the 1/5 hp motor barely keeps up in the south Texas heat during the summer. Will only cool to the low 30's.
I recently got this and I'm trying to figure out the best way to connect this to the Brewbuilt 100 glycol chiller. The tubing size that comes with the Anvil coil is too small to fit on the post on the chiller and tubing I have that fits on the chiller post is too large for the coil. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Gregory P Gaspard on Mar 19, 2021
BrewBuilt™ IceMaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads
BrewBuilt™ IceMaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads
Anvil Cooling System for Bucket Fermenter - 7.5 gal.
Anvil Cooling System for Bucket Fermenter - 7.5 gal.
BEST ANSWER: I'd recommend looking into some quick disconnect fittings from CPC. That will solve multiple problems, cause 1) they have reducers so you can go from the larger tubing on the chiller to smaller tubing for your anvil system. And 2) you can now easily disconnect your system from the chiller for easy cleaning and not spill any glycol solution on your floor.
Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
31 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
works very well--handles 2, 18 gallon fiberglass conical fermenters at 95+° and high humidity
July 6, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works Great, but...
I have no problem with the operation of this unit and it works like a charm and is what I envisioned when I purchased it.

The main problem that I had was with the set-up of the unit. I understand that equipment would vary between different types of units to chill, but I struggled with setting the unit up correctly. I think that you should offer an attachments kit with all of the hoses and clamps needed to connect the pumps to the bulkheads.

I feel the the inner cover could use a little bit more re-engineering, as it would be nice to have it close the whole system and just have holes for the hoses to enter and exit the unit. You could have plugs fill the other unused holes to keep the system as closed as possible.

I really do LOVE this chiller, and it is worth every bit of the money spent and hassle of setup. Thanks.
April 24, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it
Works well. Some noise with it, but that is to be expected for what it is. Paired with a pump and temp monitoring (I use a custom setup using BruControl PC software), it holds temps very well. Definitely will make my brewing more precise than a fridge.
February 25, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product
Purchased in early 2020, have kept in my basement and use for my 4-tap system on my first floor. As quiet as my chest freezer and as reliable. It's been running for a year straight so far without issue. It worked right out of the box with minimal setup. I bought penguin pumps and lines for this. This chiller seems tough to beat for the price.
February 5, 2021
Rated 4 out of 5
So far so good.
So far so good. For the cost savings versus the Ss brewtech 3/8 HP chiller this is worth it. I have done one brew so far and it has worked perfectly. I would caution people to purchase their own shark bite style drain plug in place of the drain plug provided since this one can be a little touchy and leak.
January 8, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love this thing!
I bought my Icemaster in mid 2019 after forgetting to recharge an ice bath and losing a 10 gal batch of beer.

A reliable chiller allows an entire fermentation to be done with precise temperature control and no user intervention, so you can brew with little concern for your upcoming schedule. The unit can also quickly crash chill the wort when fermentation is done.

I initially chose the Icemaster because of its attractive price relative to its cooling capacity.

The quality of my unit was excellent as delivered. is very quiet and has been trouble free.
September 15, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Seems like a solid product. So far so good
So far so good. At first it wasn’t getting my fermentor down to mid 30’s for cold crashing but then I tried setting the ice master at -15C and it got there. I had to drill holes to run the hoses to my pumps into the glycol resivoir they were not already there. The only minor thing and it’s petty is that it is in Celsius.
June 13, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Dead after 18 Months...No Path to Fix
After 18 months of great operation, my Icemaster 100 is dead w/ error code EE. Called Morebeer and they have no more insight on this than referencing other manufacturers' models with this code and suspect it is the temp probe. They said it is out of warranty, and that the temp probes are back-ordered with no due date for delivery – they suggested I hit e-Bay to see if someone it selling a probe as they could not find anything. I hit the Brewbuilt manufacture website and only see product listings; no manuals, no spare parts, no Q&A, and worse yet, no way to contact them. Be warned, you are on your own after 12 months - prior to that Morebeer would replace the whole unit. I'll now reach out to VISA and see if their additional year beyond the manufacturer one year warranty provides a solution. One should not spend this type of money on a glycol cooler and be left out in the cold with no path to fix it!!! Stay away from Brewbuilt - it's China made which is probably making it difficult to get any support at this time.
April 17, 2020
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. 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. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
May 29, 2020
Malcolm lieban
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great - was noisy as shipped
This chiller has worked nearly perfectly for about 2 months now - easily cooling two chambers that I keep at 53 F and 45 F. Each chamber is large enough for four 5 gallon carboys or kegs. There was no issue with leaks - the drain tube was intact and not obstructed. In the as delivered condition the fan was a bit noisy whenever the unit turned on - but as another reviewer has described, opening up a side panel (very easy) and tightening the fan bracket screws quieted it right down.
Would definitely recommend - it is a powerful chiller for the price, and the noise issue was easily corrected.
March 1, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
No leaks but noisy
Unit arrived without damage.
No leaks at all.
Only reason for knocking off a star is due to how noisy it can be.
I don't know if something is loose somewhere but it had an awful rattling noise when running. I found that just lightly pushing on the bottom plate (accessible since I used the wheels) and it stopped the rattling.
I placed a small block of wood I had under it and used a bit of extra glycol line insulation to squish underneath it eliminate the rattling which greatly reduced the noise.
Hopefully it's a temporary solution and I can find a way of stopping it from inside.
February 9, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago