Therminator, Blichmann’s Wort Chiller

$239.00

Available on backorder

Therminatorâ„¢ Stainless Wort Chiller (a killer wort chiller)
Chill 10 gal in 5 min!!
The Therminatorâ„¢ is the fastest way to chill your wort to yeast pitching temperature and get your fermentation off to a quick, bacteria-free start.

* All 316 stainless steel plates and fittings.
* Chill like the pro's - Identical to commercial brewery chillers.
* Brazed together with pure copper in an oxygen free furnace- no potential leaks like a gasketed unit!
* Chill 10 gal in 5 min to 68oF using 58oF cooling water at 5 gpm.
* Great for southern climates! (see notes on "Performance" page)
* Ultra compact (7.5" W, 4" D, 3" H)
* Super low restriction - ideal for gravity feed
* Easy to clean and sanitize - small enough to boil! 
* Garden hose thread connections on water side - no extra adapters to buy!
* 1/2" male NPT fittings on wort side mates up with virtually all common hose connector types. Easier to sanitize than female fittings!
* Saves water - lowest water consumption on the market!
* Comes with heavy gauge stainless mounting bracket

Let’s face it, if you’ve got ice cold cooling water and high flow rates, it’s a short punt to design a cooler to get the job done. The brewer’s reality: fall, spring and summer bring higher ground water temperatures and brewers struggle cooling wort to acceptable levels. For ales, if you can’t chill to 68F, your fermentations will produce higher levels of esters, fusels, and other compounds that you may not want in your beer (except for those esoteric Belgians!). For lagers, the effect is even more pronounced.

At Blichmann Engineering, we’ve leveraged 20 years of Engineering experience designing cooling systems, and coupled it with 17 years of homebrewing experience to develop the TherminatorTM. The result is a chiller that works well all year long.

How do I cool my wort with warm tap water?

The wort cannot be cooled below the cooling water temperature. While the Therminator is the highest capacity homebrew chiller on the market it’ll get you within a few degrees of your cooling water. But if you live in a warm climate area, that may not be enough. To drop below your ground water temp you will need to use a cooling water pre-chiller. (This is simply a 5.8″ copper coil (25-50ft) immersed in a pail of ice water.) Use this to cool the ground water BEFORE it enters the chiller. Stirring the ice water is recommended.

Additional information

Weight 8.70 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in
SKU etherm