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Blichmann Therminator Wort Chiller
BL100
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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 40 plates and 316 stainless steel plates and fittings. It features ½ inch MPT for the wort in and out, and a ¾ 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. 

 

  • 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 68°F using 58°F cooling water at 5 gpm.
  • Ultra compact (7.5" W, 4" D, 3" H)
  • 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. Much easier to sanitize than female fittings.
  • Comes with heavy gauge stainless mounting bracket
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Item # BL100
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 8LBS
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Gotta have the best!
Brian O on Jul 29, 2018
It seemed like it had the most plates overall and I want to cool down my wort FAST
Aaron M on Jul 5, 2018
Gotta have the best!
Brian O on Jul 29, 2018
it is what i want for my how brew setup
Ronald R on Jul 28, 2018
It seemed like it had the most plates overall and I want to cool down my wort FAST
Aaron M on Jul 5, 2018
upgrade from immersion chiller
Michael N on Jun 8, 2018
upgrade from immersion chiller
John L on Apr 4, 2018
Is the best of its kind
It is the best
Silas O on Mar 16, 2018
it is what i want for my how brew setup
Ronald R on Jul 28, 2018
upgrade from immersion chiller
Michael N on Jun 8, 2018
Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
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Does a great job. Chilled the wort on a 10gallon brew in about 4 minutes.
August 17, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Chills fast
I managed to chill 11 gallons of boiling wort to 51 degrees in about 12 minutes! I didn't realize it'd be so effective so next time I'll have to reduce the incoming water flow so the wort doesn't get so cold. I had to wait for the wort in the fermenter to warm up so I could pitch my ale yeast. Make sure you check your cooling water source temperature, folks!
March 22, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Doesn't include the parts you need
For a $200 wort chiller, it should come with the items everyone needs. I did my research and ordered everything it said I needed. What it doesn't say is that you need a female to female waterhose. Who the heck has that? No one.

Of course I didn't realize this until it was time to cool my wort. Now what? Leave my wort to get contaminated while I go to the store?

What a waste of $200. I'll be returning it.
April 2, 2016
Love it! 67 degrees in less than 5min!
Just used this thing for the third time. Couldn't be happier. I read reviews of it getting clogged so I've been using hop bags to keep them out of the chiller. I run my 1/4 tsp Irish moss through along w break material and have had no probs w clogs. When finished I pump warm pbw through the chiller and let it recirc for about 15min then pump sanitizer through it a few min and store. This device chills my wort to ~67 as fast as gravity can pull it into the fermenter. My ground water is ~62.
May 30, 2015
No more ice!
This thing is heavy and a bit hard to handle, but man does it work well. Cools down wort quickly and to the right temperature. It does require some maintenance with cleaning and sanitizing, but totally worth it.
May 7, 2015
Electric Boil Pot and Therminator blockage
I am using a 10 gallon electric boil pot and pump the wort to my conical. Hops are pellet form and crush is at .040. I love the Therminator but have problems with total blockage when using with a boil coil. I'm looking for a solution to eliminate blockage when pumping from boil pot thru Therminator to conical.
March 10, 2015
One of the best buys you can make for home brewing!
Going from immersion chillers to this is night and day. Used to have to spend a good 15 to 20 minutes sometimes longer cooling the wort down to pitching temperature. The Therminator cools it quicker and gets the temperature even lower than I was able to previously with the immersion chillers. Goes from boiling hot to pitching temperature in 6 minutes or under. Great investment and every serious home brewer should own one of these bad boys right here.
November 3, 2014
Great Plate Chiller!
I have brewed about 10 batches with this chiller and it works great. I live in San Diego so the ground water is around 65-70 degrees year round. I use a SS coil in a bucket of ice to pre-chill the water going into the chiller and it can cool a 5 gallon batch from boiling to 72 in about 5 minutes! One thing I will say is when I brew hoppy beers I can end up with a bunch of trub in my fermenter. I plan to get a hop rocket to help filter trub and give the wort one last hop blast! All in all, one of the best purchases I have made.
May 22, 2014
Worth the Price!
I couldn't believe how fast I was able to move wort between the boil kettle and my fermenters all which hitting the perfect temp. I really had doubts about well counter flow chillers worked but I'm a believer now. I noticed a lot of hop junk when cleaning out the unit after my first batch but I don't fault the unit. I have a Boilermaker kettle and chose only to whirlpool my batch and without a hop bag or screen. I've since purchased a HopBlocker which I think will stop all the junk from making it through to the chiller. This is my first counter flow chiller so unfortunately I have nothing else to compare it to but I will say it's a huge improvement over any immersion chiller I've ever used.
May 4, 2014
BEWARE RAZOR SHARP EDGES ON THESE CHILLERS
1) These chillers work great - I have two. HOWEVER:

2) these chillers have two rows of extremely sharp jagged edges on each corner; depending on the direction from which you rub across these razor sharp edges, will depend whether you get cut or not. These adges are so sharp, I didn't realize my hands had been cut until I saw blood all over the place.

Both my Therminators have this issue - so its not just a one-off issue with one chiller that slipped through their quality control - its a production issue which needs addressing at Blichmann's plant.

My email highlighting this concern to Blichmann was blown off by their customer "service" rep - indicating a complete lack of concern from Blichmann - so I guess we are on our own to correct this issue - sanding with some coarse wet or dry will probably fix the issue, I will try that when I have time.

In the meantime be extremely cautious around these chillers...
May 3, 2014