Made with the apartment and basement brewer in mind, this steam condenser set made from high quality 304 stainless steel will help you manage steam and condensation during the boil. Assembles in minutes and can be used with the BrewZilla or DigiBoil with the proper Distillation Lid and 2" T.C. weldless bulkhead. This setup will reduce heat loss, meaning you'll get to boil faster and use less energy overall to maintain a rolling boil. When it's time to add hops, yeast nutrients, or other additions, simply remove the tri-clamp end cap and drop them in. (Use gloves, it will be hot!).
If you've brewed indoors before, you're probably familiar with how sticky the evaporation coming off the boiling wort can be. The gummy layer of film it can leave behind on your painted walls and ceiling is no fun to clean up. And if you've been considering how to incorporate a range hood in your brewery to deal with the steam, now there's no need! Simply attach the Steam Condenser Set and run your kitchen tap or garden hose to the Duotight-compatible inlet. From the inlet, water will enter the column via a special spray head which can condense 0.42 gal (1.6 L) per minute while connected to 100 psi mains water. You'll find that a super-fast flow rate isn't necessary to cool boiling steam into liquid. Unlike the distillation process where the distillate needs to be under a certain temperature so that ethanol doesn't evaporate from the liquid at a high rate, with boiling wort you just need enough flow to form the steam back into liquid. Simple!
After the steam is reformed into liquid, it will drain out of the bottom barb where you can install 3/8" ID silicone tubing. Recapture that water in a collection vessel and save it for cleaning and sanitizing! Once again, be aware that the water coming out will be very hot.
Caution: You will need to remove the Steam Condenser when you reach boil to manage the hot break and ensure you don't have a boil over when you reach boiling temperatures. Once you've completed that step, you can reattach the Condenser and leave it in place for the remainder of the boil.
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NOTE: The kit does not include the Duotight adapter and garden hose QD shown in the example photo. The text in the photo showing the Duotight compatible inlet elbow states 6.5 mm; it is actually 6.35 mm.