Cold liquor heat exchanger
Enter your tank size and cooling time for your cold liquor heat exchanger.
Thermaline cold liquor heat exchangers use glycol to cool a large volume of water over a period of time.
The chilled water is then used to cool your wort.
This, in turn, allows you to utilize a smaller glycol chiller for your wort cooling process.
Cooling media inlet temperature: Your cooling media will be city/well water, cold liquor or
glycol. Please make sure to use your worst case city/well water temp to ensure your wort chiller will
perform the same in the summer months as well as the rest of the year.
Cold liquor (chilled water) is used in wort chilling applications as an alternative to a
two-stage unit to keep the cost and size of the wort chiller down. You will need a cold liquor tank, pump
and valves as well as the wort chiller to make this setup functional.
A single-stage unit is used when the media (city/well water or cold liquor) is cold enough
(8°F colder than your desired wort outlet) to cool the wort down to the desired temp without using glycol as
a secondary cooling media.
A two-stage unit is used when the primary media (city/well water) is warmer than the
desired wort outlet temp and requires glycol as a secondary cooling media.
Water temperature in: A two-stage unit requires both city/well-water and
either glycol or chilled liquor. Please select the worst-case (warmest)
ambient temperature of your city/well-water.
Glycol or cold liquor temp in: Cold liquor or glycol are used in the second stage of a
two-stage wort-cooler to bring the wort to its desired temperature. Please make sure to use your worst case
city/well water temp to ensure your wort chiller will perform the same in the summer months as well as the
rest of the year.