Coils vs Cold Plates

Coils vs Cold Plates

stainless steel coils vs cold plates in jockey boxes

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
Temperature exchange Excellent Average 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?

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