Coils vs Cold Plates
At Coldbreak, we manufacture all of our jockey boxes with stainless steel coils. We do this because stainless steel coils have many advantages over the cold plate.
|Type||SS Coil||Cold Plate||Advantage|
|Weight (each)||4 pounds||11 pounds||Coil|
|Keg Temperature||Room Temp||Below 55ºf||Coil|
|Ice/Water Ratio||Ice and Water||Ice only (drain plug stays open)||Coil|
|Surface area (SS tubing)||50'||11'||Coil|
|Application||High volume||Low volume||Coil|
|Connections||Direct. Stainless coil to shank||Vinyl tubing||Coil|
Does size matter?
Some breweries wonder why we only use 50' coils. A 50' coil holds approximately 17oz of liquid, enough for a full pint, and our jockey boxes are designed so there is no diameter change from the moment your beer enters the coils. Some breweries have had bad experiences with poorly designed jockey boxes and blamed it on coil length. For a full explanation see our article: 50' vs 120' - Does coil length matter?