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Icemaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads
GLY351
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Description

The Icemaster 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 Glycol 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 Glycol Pump Kits (GLY355). 

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 sytems and fermenters.

  • 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 does not provide much in the way insulation so you would obtain better results using Armaflex or a higher R rating insulation.  If only controlling fermentation temps the capacity would be higher.  Four Glycol Pump Kits (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: 40L/10 Gal. Water Capacity
  • Compressor: 3/8 HP
  • Cooling Capacity: 950 Watt/3200btu/.26 tons
  • Refrigerant: r134a
  • Voltage: 110V
  • Dimensions: 410mm x 410mm x 660mm
  • Includes 10 stainless bulkheads with 3/8" OD barbs

 

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Item # GLY351
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - Out Of Stock
Weight 111LBS
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Tired of dumping ice all day in my SS Brewtech
Ted N on Sep 19, 2018
Tired of dumping ice all day in my SS Brewtech
Ted N on Sep 19, 2018
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My review is actually for the G40 which I purchased from MoreBeer in May. I have 2 7-gallon SS Brewtech Chronicals (one BME). I've done everything I can think of with this unit with no issue. For reference, my garage is consistently in the 82-86F range in the summer. To date I've:

1. Cold Crashed a 5 gallon batch of Golden Ale stepping down 5F per hour until I was at 36F
2. Brought post-chill wort from 88F to 72 and fermented a batch of Grapefruit IPA
3. While fermenting the Grapefruit IPA at 68F, I brought post-chill wort down from 97F to 72 in roughly 4 minutes
4. Fermented a 5 gallon batch of IIPA along wiht the GF IPA
5. Cold crashed the GF IPA while fermenting the IIPA
6. Cold crashed the IIPA in 20 minutes from 67.6F to 36F

The G40 has some design deficiencies that the 100 addresses. The main issue has to do with the fact that there are no bulkhead connections. There is one small hole in the side and a seemingly smaller hole on the opposite end of the unit for output and return tubes. The size and location is very problematic; particularly if you want to wrap your tubes to eliminate condensation. (and you will definitely need to do that). What I found odd is that videos and photos of the Australian units I saw did not have this design.

The 100 looks like a much better design with the bulkheads (stainless compared to brass and/or plastic as other models have) installed in a way that eliminates the issues I am having.

All that said, I'm primarily concerned about the chilling capability and have the skills to retrofit my unit. The price is great and More Beer is great. Mine arrived in 2 days as promised.
August 29, 2018