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14343 Interdrive East
TX, 77032
United States
(800) 473-9178
(800) 473-9175
Bob Casto

About Cold Shot Chillers®

The mission of Cold Shot Chillers® is to provide a high quality dependable product line. Our focus is to serve a diverse market through customer satisfaction, innovative ideas and flexibility.

Cold Shot Chillers® began in the late 1970s as an HVAC repair company in Houston, Texas. In 1980, the company began manufacturing new chillers for the plastic process industry and refurbishing used chillers for an assortment of industries. As our new chiller sales grew the company emphasis shifted from service to 100% manufacturing. Primary industries served included plastic processing, food & beverage, and metal finishing.

As a thriving industrial chiller manufacturer, the company's focus was to provide flexible cooling solutions for all industries through the use of high-quality components. By maintaining a cost-effective, rugged, dependable product line with many custom features, our client base grew to include many more industries. 

Over the years our sales and application support teams have learned to make recommendations for most any application. The Cold Shot Chillers® manufacturing facility is capable of producing equipment with an endless list of options and modifications to meet virtually any customer need or specific application.

Air Cooled / Water Cooled Chillers

Air Cooled Chillers

Air cooled chillers absorb heat from process water, and the heat is then transferred to the air around the chiller unit. This type of chiller system is generally used in applications where the additional heat it discharges is not a factor. In fact, it's often practical to use the excess heat to warm a plant during the winter, thus providing additional cost savings.

Air cooled chillers require less maintenance than water-cooled units, and they eliminate the need for a cooling tower and condenser water pump. However, since a wet surface will transfer heat better than a dry surface, an air-cooled chiller will tend to consume approximately 10% more power than a water-cooled unit.

Cold Shot Chillers has a variety of configurations to best fit your application. Whether you need a stationary air cooled chillerportable air cooled chiller or central chiller, Cold Shot Chillers would be able to help. Request a quote or call 1-800-479-9178 for more information.


Water Cooled Chillers

Water cooled chillers absorb heat from process water and transfer it to a separate water source such as a cooling tower, river, pond, etc. Industrial water chillers are generally used for large capacity applications, where the heat generated by an air cooled water chiller creates a problem. They are also considered when a cooling tower is already in place, or where the customer requires optimum efficiency of power consumption. Water cooled chillers require condenser water treatment to eliminate mineral buildup. Mineral deposits create poor heat transfer situations, that reduce the efficiency of the unit.


We offer 2 ton to 7.5 Ton chillers which include a single stage Copeland Scroll Compressor - Rated for indoor or outdoor use - Low Temperature Leaving Glycol Fluid to 20F - Air Cooled and Water Cooled Models Available - Operating Ambient Temperature: -20F to 115F - Portable, Stationary, and Reverse Flow Models Available
We understand that three phase voltage is not always available of the wine producing site. For this reason we design and build single phase voltage Glycol chillers up to 10 tons.
We offer two stage Glycol chillers in 8 ton to 20 ton cooling capacities. Each chiller utilizes two Copeland Scroll Compressors and utilizes lead lag programming to alternate between both of the compressors. This is a great option for applications that have a large heat load swing in their process.
We offer a low profile designed chillers for applications that require concealment of the chiller. By reducing the height you reduce the need for high barrier concealment fencing. In this configuration all access panels are easily removed to access all components for scheduled maintenance and future service.
We manufacture chillers up to 150 tons in cooling capacity. Large capacity chillers are commonly used to handle multiple heat loads from jacketed tanks, external heat exchangers, and cool rooms.
Our 2 ton through 20 ton chillers can be completed in 2 weeks or less. The larger chillers, 25 ton through 40 tons can be completed in 4 weeks or less. Custom design chillers are also available upon request.
We design and build tank pump skids to meet your specific needs. Each tank is insulated and wrapped in an aluminum skin. The skid will include between one and four pumps with related control components.
Within our product line we offer water cooled condensing units for applications which use geothermal cooling or some other external water source such as a water tower or pond.
Over the last 30 years we have compiled a comprehensive list of service providers to provide diagnostic, repairs, and chiller start ups. Chances are we have someone in your area.
Our small capacity chillers range from 2 to 5 tons (HP) and are ideally suited for wineries, breweries, and distilleries.
Dry Cooler vs. Chiller – What Is a Dry Cooler?

Both thermoregulatory tools achieve a similar effect, but their mechanisms operate differently. This article will highlight the differences between a dry cooler vs. chiller and help you decide which is best for your cooling needs.

What Is a Dry Cooler?

dry cooler vs. chiller

A dry cooler is a cooling device that uses air to achieve process temperature regulation. The cooling done by a dry cooler is based on the principles of sensible heat rejection. A typical unit requires a cooling medium channeled from an associated process that enters a dry cooler and exchanges accumulated heat with the air circulating within.

Dry coolers are equipped with fans that pull air from the cooler’s exterior to sustain the heat exchange process. To ensure efficient process cooling, a suitable difference in temperatures between the cooling medium and the air within the dry cooler must be maintained. A minimum difference of 5°C is usually enough.

Fluid Cooler vs. Dry Cooler

A dry cooler is essentially a fluid cooler that uses air, a relatively dry, non-liquid fluid to accomplish process cooling. Fluid coolers more accurately refer to cooling equipment that uses fluids (liquid or gas) to regulate process temperatures.

Dry Cooler vs. Chiller

Both a dry cooler and chiller can be used in similar process applications to attain optimal temperatures. However, like the differences in a chiller vs heat exchanger, there are significant differences in how dry coolers and chillers function. Each of these devices offer advantages when used under the appropriate conditions.

For more information, check out the full dry cooler vs. chiller article!

News Archive

30 January, 2020

Fermenting quality wine requires adherence to a strict process with closely regulated temperature control. Failure to properly cool your wine must will result in oxidation damage and an unpleasant aroma. This can be a particularly frustrating occurrence for a newbie winemaker with poor knowledge on how to properly regulate wine fermentation temperatures.

Fortunately, there are various cooling systems that can help a winemaker avoid the creation of a poor-quality wine. The most common methods for cooling include:

  • Plate chillers
  • Immersion chillers

These pieces of equipment are frequently referred to as “chillers,” in the winemaking industry. However, they are technically heat exchangers that use chillers for wine fermentation temperature control. For the purpose of this article, we will use “chiller” and “heat exchanger” interchangeably.

Read on to discover the merits and drawbacks of using an immersion chiller vs. plate chiller in your winemaking process.

20 November, 2019

The process of distilling a fine wine is critically hinged on fruit selection, yeast culture, and fermentation temperature. Of these three factors, temperature regulation during the process of winemaking is crucial.

Attempting to produce wine under frigid or superheated conditions will leave winemakers with a poor-quality product. This article will consider how to achieve the optimal brewing temperature required to produce different types of top-quality wine.

What Is the Best Temperature to Ferment Wine?

Deciding the ideal temperature for wine fermentation is a tricky science that largely depends on the type of wine the brewer intends to create. Generally, red wines are fermented for shorter periods and at higher temperatures than those required for brewing white wines.

As a rule, the lower the temperature of the process, the longer the fermentation takes. In both cases, the ideal winemaking temperature can be precisely controlled to achieve optimum results.

Red Wine Fermentation Temperature

To achieve the best possible color and maximize tannin extraction, the fermentation temperature for most red wines should be kept between...

Visit our website to see the full article about wine fermentation temperature control!

Cold Shot Guardian
11 December, 2018

Cold Shot Chillers has developed and launched new technology to make our chillers smarter. The Cold Shot Guardian can be downloaded from Apple or Android App stores for free. The software allows you to monitor the operating condition from your mobile devices. You also receive alerts and notifications regarding the operating status of the chiller and notifications of any faults that might occur. 

The Cold Shot Guardian continuously and automatically scans all of the user's chillers for potential problems. The moment an issue is detected the user is notified. Discovering a problem with your chiller immediately rather than once it breaks down could be the difference between a small repair and a destroyed chiller. 

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Beat the Heat Before Harvest with Industrial Winery Chillers
20 June, 2017

Cold Shot Chillers® has been manufacturing portable air cooled chillers, water cooled chillers and central industrial water chillers for the wine and brewery industries for decades. Our machines are suitable for low temp crash and cold stabilizing applications as well and medium temperature cooling. These glycol chillers are built to last. Cold Shot Chillers® uses rugged dependable time proven components and accessories. With our reliable temperature controls, our chillers are a perfect fit for all types of wine and beer making processes.

Our 2-ton air cooled chiller is a great chiller for many winery applications.

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Industrial Winery Chiller Size Calculator
18 October, 2016

Not sure what size chiller you need for your winery? Let us help you, use this chiller size calculator to help you find the perfect sized chiller for your needs.

Chiller Size Calculator

Cold Shot Chillers® manufactures economical, ruggedly dependable industrial water chillers, portable chillers, and other types of chillers. Our industrial water cooled chillers and air cooled chillers serve a variety of different industries and applications, from chillers for craft breweries to medical chillers. Contact Cold Shot Chillers® today for all your water chiller needs!


New & Used Industrial Winery Chillers
02 June, 2016

Cold Shot Chillers® has been manufacturing portable air cooled chillers, water cooled chillers and central industrial water chillers for the wine and brewery industries for decades. Our machines are suitable for low temp crash and cold stabilizing applications as well and medium temperature cooling. These glycol chillers are built to last. Cold Shot Chillers® uses rugged dependable time proven components and accessories. With our reliable temperature controls, our chillers are a perfect fit for all types of wine and beer making processes.

Our 2-ton air cooled chiller is a great chiller for many winery applications.

Cold Shot Chillers® also offers high quality used and refurbished Air and Water Cooled chillers. Our product offering depends on market conditions and availability. Please revisit our site as needed as updates occur weekly depending on availability.

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28 March, 2016

Cold Shot Chillers® offers simple and reliable chillers at a competitive price. We only use high quality (UL Rated) “Off the Shelf”      components which results in longer run time and minimal downtime. All of our chillers go through rigorous testing procedures to             replicate your production environment with maximum heat load removal.

The chiller model displayed represents the new design of our 2 through 5 ton chiller models. 

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15 August, 2014

Cold Shot Chillers introduces two new single phase low temp glycol chillers to complement our product line. Our customers asked and we delivered. We now produce both an 8 ton and a 10 ton air cooled water chiller with single phase voltage. These units are available in 2 weeks or less from date of order. Please inquire for technical specifications and pricing.   (   


20 February, 2012



Our E-Z Clean air filter is an electrostatic polypropylene air filtration system design to prevent clogging of the condenser coils produced by a very effective electrostatic charge that will not diminish over time. This filter system will stand hostile environments including corrosive areas, UV exposure and fluctuating weather conditions.

  • Helps fight algae growth.
  • UV protected, for indoor & outdoor use.
  • Keeps chiller coils clean for to maximize performance
  • Removes most airborne irritants with the least resistance.
  • EZ on EZ off for EZ washable clean, simply rinse and place back on the chiller unit.

Inorganic Pro-Tec Coatings
14 September, 2011

Protection from the Elements

Our protective coating is a reactive silanol specially formulated to react with and modify surfaces of noble metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and copper-based alloys. The thin layer of clear polysiloxane stabilizes passive oxides that break down in marine and polluted industrial environments. On HVAC systems, operating efficiency is improved by 9-15% and heat exchanger life is extended by at least five years. It also mitigates clogging by mold, dust and soot.

  • Extend Equipment Life
  • Improve Long-Term Unit Efficiency
  • Extend Manufacturer’s Warranty
Title Name Email Phone
Business Development Bob Casto 281-227-8400 Ext (112)
Technical Sales Lenin Arellano 281-227-8400 Ext (106)
Technical Sales Mike Marrone 281-227-8400 Ext (102)

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