October 2021 NoVa Homebrew Club Meeting

October 2021 NoVa Homebrew Club Meeting

Monday October 18, 2021 @ 7:30pm

@ The Craft of Brewing, Ashburn, VA. (Mitch’s place)
21140 Ashburn Crossing Dr Suite 170, Ashburn, VA 20147


Discuss quarterly or more frequent brew days at TCoB. What has been scheduled, can we get 4 in this year?
Orange Pale done by Brent and Carl, we need the next one queued up!!!

Discuss list of topics for tech talks each month.

  • Web - Discuss and demo Counter flow chiller (October)
    This will include a demo and comparison between an immersion chiller, the TCOB plate chiller, and the Counterflow convoluted chiller. We will also “race”.

Be prompt. This will occur at the beginning of the meeting!!

Discuss Future meeting venues.


I enjoyed the demo. I went ahead and ordered a $20 submersible pump off Amazon that should work well for recirculating ice water through my immersion chiller to get down to pitching temps. What I have been doing is getting my wort down to around 85F, then letting it chill for a few hours in my chamber before pitching my yeast. It works, but ice water should speed up the process.

Sounds like a plan Brent. I am sure it will help speed up the chilling. I would consider getting 2 pumps. The second one being a March style pump that you can recirc the wort with. I think that was as big a benefit in the initial 130 degrees as the ice water pump would be in going the last 20.