Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Home Depot. Basically what this thing does is cools down the wort after it has been boiled. It is important to quickly chill the wort to produce a "cold break." If you do not get a good cold break your beer can have what is known as a chill haze. It apparently does not affect the flavor of the beer, but can make it look less appealing. So i hook one end of a hose to the fitting, run cold water through the tubing and out the other end, which still needs a fitting to attach plastic tubing too. Once the cold water is running through, the temp of the copper drops, chilling the wort. I am excited to see this baby in action. My inaugural brew is fast approaching! Stay tuned.