The Blichmann Engineering Therminator™ is the fastest way to chill your wort to yeast pitching temperature and get your fermentation off to a quick, bacteria-free start.
Key features include:
- Comparable to commercial brewery chillers
- Chill 10 gallons down to 68°F in just 5 minutes using 58°F cooling water at 5 gallons per minute
- Saves money with the lowest water consumption on the market
- Stainless steel plates and fittings
- Includes heavy-gauge stainless steel mounting bracket
- Ultra compact (7.5" W, 4" D, 3" H)
- Brazed together with pure copper in an oxygen-free furnace with no potential leaks
- Super-low restriction is ideal for gravity feed
- Easy to clean and sanitize plus small enough to boil
- Garden-hose thread connections on water side mean no extra adapters needed
- 1/2" male NPT fittings on wort side connect with virtually any common hose connector
- Compatible with TopTier™ stand or Tower of Power™ LTE to make storage effortless
NB: *Does not include Thrumometer (pictured)
Blichmann Engineering is committed to continuous product improvement
How to use this graph:
This graph is used to predict the gallons per minute (GPM) of wort you can chill from boiling down to 68°F (the ideal starting temperature for fermentation) using water from your garden hose as the cooling medium.
- Measure the cooling water flow using a bucket of known volume and a stopwatch (gal/min)
- Measure the cooling water temperature using an accurate thermometer
- Choose the line that best matches your cooling water flow rate [blue (5.0 GPM), red (3.0 GPM), or green (2.0 GPM)]
- Go to the point on the y-axis (labeled "Cooling Water Temp") that matches your cooling water temperature measured in Step 2
- Draw a horizontal line until it intersects the cooling water flow rate you selected in Step 3
- Draw a vertical line at their intersection down to the x-axis (labeled "Wort Flow") to find the wort chill flow rate you need
Example: If you have 58°F cooling water and a 5 GPM flow, draw a horizontal line at 58°F (see dark line in graph above) over to the blue line. Draw a vertical line from the intersection down to the x-axis. Your wort chill flow rate will be 2.0 GPM.
Ice-cold cooling water and high flow rates make it easy to design a helpful cooler. But fall, spring, and summer bring higher groundwater temperatures that make it difficult to cool wort down to the right levels.
That's why we've leveraged 20+ years of engineering and homebrewing experience to develop the Therminator™. The result is a chiller that works well all year round, providing raw cooling horsepower and the features brewers demand, including:
- Broad operating range at fast cooling rates
- Low water usage for high efficiency
- Low restriction for gravity feed at high flow rates
- Compact size for easy use and sanitation
- Heavy-duty mounting brackets for simple installation
- Convenient straight-through water connections to prevent kinked hoses
- Resistance to plugging
- Substantial reduction in ice usage for cooling
Blichmann Engineering has tested and analyzed the competition using precise thermometers, flow meters, and a cooling water-blending module for precise control. The results? The Therminator™ remains the best overall value as king of the coolers!