The Z Chiller utilizes the enhanced thermal gradients of a counterflow wort chiller with the added benefit of greater surface area for heat transfer. Instead of a simple, cylindrical inner tube, the Z Chiller utilizes a unique, convoluted â€œspiral starâ€ design that enables superior heat transfer out of the wort as well as unparalleled cooling uniformity for consistent cold breaks and record cooling times. The chilling ability matches or exceeds that of plate chillers without the downside of disruptive clogs. These advantages result in:
Reduced chilling time.
More efficient cold break to remove unwanted proteins and particulates from your beer.
Cleaner aroma profile because of decrease in DMS production, giving you a more pronounced aroma that you have worked so hard for.
Easier cleaning, especially when compared to a plate chiller.
These chillers utilize a tube-in-tube design, with the inner tube transporting hot wort one direction, and the outer tube transporting cold water in the opposite direction. This setup maximizes thermal gradients throughout the length of the chiller for efficient and even cooling. Their efficient design leads to a greater degree of versatility when it comes to batch sizes and allows the brewer to use a wide range groundwater temperatures. In addition, a more substantial space for wort flow greatly reduces the chance of clogging compared to the plate chiller, making chilling faster and cleaning easier.
9" diameter, 3.5" tall, made from 102" of copper tubing.Original design created with small-batch homebrewers in mind. Compact, efficient, and recommended for batches of 7.5 gallons or less.
These come with 1/2" MPT fittings on the wort inlet and wort outlet tube and on the water tube they have 1/2" MPT on the inlet and Male Garden Hose Fitting on the outlet.
We also carry a full line of fittings for your convenience depending on how you want to set up your ZChiller, please check out our options in the links below.