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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.
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.
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. In the capacities listed below we are assuming neoprene insulation (or better) and a 80F or lower ambient room and chilling the beer down to 35-38F. If only controlling fermentation temps the capacity is much higher. The limitation is four tanks because four is the max Glycol Pumps Kits that will fit in the Icemaster. We are looking at a smaller glycol pump that would allow you to fit more pumps in the bath to cool additional tanks.
2 - 1BBL (31 Gallon) tanks
4 - 1/2BBL (15-20 Gallon) tanks or smaller