All homebrewers know this universal truth; the faster you can cool your wort from boiling to a temperature that yeast can thrive in, the better the overall result for your beer. Wort chillers work to improve your beer’s clarity and reduce the chance of spoiling its flavor, which is why investing in the right wort chiller is so essential for success.
So which one is right for you? Below are seven of the best options on the market today to choose from.
- 1 7 Top Wort Chillers to Choose From
- 1.1 Super Efficient 3/8″ x 50′ Stainless Steel Wort Chiller
- 1.2 Home Brew Stuff WC-25 HomeBrewStuff Super Efficient 3/8″ x 25′ Copper Wort Chiller
- 1.3 NY Brew Supply Wort Chiller with Garden Hose Fittings, 1/2″ x 50′, Copper
- 1.4 Exchilerator Counterflow Wort Chiller for Homebrewing Beer
- 1.5 NorthernBrewer Silver Serpent Stainless Steel Home Brewing Immersion Wort Chiller – 25 FT Stainless Steel Coil with Vinyl Tubing and Connections
- 1.6 HFS(R) Homebrew Beer Wort Chiller (7.5″ x 2.9″ 30 Plate 3/4″ x 1/2″ NPT)
- 1.7 NY Brew Supply Deluxe Counterflow Wort Chiller with Copper Tubing, 1/2″, Bronze
7 Top Wort Chillers to Choose From
Super Efficient 3/8″ x 50′ Stainless Steel Wort Chiller
This ‘Super Efficient’ stainless steel wort chiller certainly earns its name with twice the amount of SS tubing has the brand’s standard chiller, ensuring that it provides efficient cooling for large batches. The thin walls of the tubing provide optimal heat transfer, and you can elevate the coils to increase cooling efficiency even more.
Home Brew Stuff WC-25 HomeBrewStuff Super Efficient 3/8″ x 25′ Copper Wort Chiller
Home Brew Stuff is renowned for their top quality home brewing equipment, and this super-efficient copper wort chiller is no exception. Made of industrial strength copper, the material in this wort chiller has 28 times the thermal conductivity of stainless steel. This improves efficiency during the brewing process and also adds trace minerals to your beer that can benefit the way the yeast develops. Designed for quickly cooling 5-gallon batches, you can buy this wort chiller for less than $50.
NY Brew Supply Wort Chiller with Garden Hose Fittings, 1/2″ x 50′, Copper
This heavy-duty immersion chiller is designed for the real homebrew enthusiast, as it can handle 10 to 20-gallon batches with ease, though it isn’t overpowering for 5-gallon batches, either. 50 feet of ½ O.D. inch copper tubing is included in each wort chiller, ensuring that your wort will cool faster than expected every time. This leaves you with superior beer that even your non-homebrew friends will be impressed by.
Exchilerator Counterflow Wort Chiller for Homebrewing Beer
Looking for an easy to use wort chiller for genuinely micro batches of beer? This mini chiller is ideal. The small gravity brewer with cool chilling h2o comes with inner copper tubing for maximum chilling power, quickly. A 10 gauge nonmetallic wire woven in this wire also helps to keep the internal tube centered, so that cooling water flows by on all sides for maximum efficiency. Best of all, the Exchilerator is designed with materials for drinkable water, ensuring that you can use it again for any other purpose.
NorthernBrewer Silver Serpent Stainless Steel Home Brewing Immersion Wort Chiller – 25 FT Stainless Steel Coil with Vinyl Tubing and Connections
If you’re concerned about the sanitary quality of your homebrew, investing in this NorthernBrewer Silver Serpent immersion wort chiller is the right solution. The chiller’s drop angle design makes it almost impossible to get compromised by contamination, making it the self-proclaimed most sanitary immersion chiller on the market today. Best of all, vinyl tubing on one end provides a garden hose fitting, ensuring that you can attach the chiller to any utility sink to access cold water with ease.
HFS(R) Homebrew Beer Wort Chiller (7.5″ x 2.9″ 30 Plate 3/4″ x 1/2″ NPT)
High grade 304 stainless steel and 99.9 percent copper brazing makes this HSR Homebrew beer wort chiller a piece of equipment you won’t want to pass by. The brew chiller comes with a one year warranty that ensures you get the beer you want every batch, and the simple, effective design allows for superior heat exchange. The plate-chiller design works by running cold water through every other plate, ensuring that the wort in between gets chilled in the process.
NY Brew Supply Deluxe Counterflow Wort Chiller with Copper Tubing, 1/2″, Bronze
Don’t settle for anything less than deluxe for your wort chiller by relying on the NY Brew Supply Deluxe COunterflow chiller for all your homebrew needs. This chiller is made out of super durable, high-temperature resistant ¾” hose that won’t weaken over time, making it longer lasting than most models. You get 25 feet of high-quality hose in each wort chiller that is designed to provide an efficient heat transfer. Unlike soldered copper designs, this chiller is completely adjustable so that you can fit it at any angle or position for your brew kettle.