The Therminator is the fastest way to chill your wort to yeast pitching temperature and get your fermentation off to a quick, bacteria-free start.
The Blichmann Therminator Wort Chiller is one of the most popular tools to use when chilling your wort, as it gets the job done quickly, effectively and without much effort from you. This particular chiller has 316 stainless steel plates and fittings. It features 1/2 inch MPT for the wort in and out, and a 3/4 inch MPT garden hose thread for the water in and out. You"ll be able to chill just like the pros when you use the Blichmann Therminator Wort Chiller, as it is extremely similar to the chillers used in commercial breweries.
The Therminator chiller is small but mighty, with the capability to chill 10 gallons of wort down to 68 degrees when using 58 degree water in just five minutes! It measures an ultra compact 7.5 inches wide, 4 inches deep and 3 inches high, which also makes it very easy to clean and sanitize. It is brazed together with pure copper in an oxygen-free furnace so there are no potential leaks, and it even comes with heavy gauge stainless mounting bracket to keep your system looking sturdy and seamless.
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. But the reality of brewing is that fall, spring and summer bring higher groundwater temperatures that causes a struggle to cool wort to acceptable levels. For ales, if you can't chill to 68°F, 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.
Blichmann has tested and analyzed the competition at our facility using precision thermometers, flow meters, and a cooling water-blending module for precise control. The results? The Therminator remains the best overall value as the king of coolers!