i bought a SS immersion chiller and it's driving me nuts. dragging around long garden hoses is a pain. and i brew smaller batches so it's never fully submerged in boiling wort so i always worry about infection with it. i am getting a plate chiller. my original plan was to put the immersion chiller up for sale here, but i only paid $60 new for it, so i wouldn't be getting a ton of $$ back obviously. i was wondering if it would make more sense to just toss it into a 10 gal. bucket, fill it with ice and use it to prechill water into the plate chiller? would never have to worry about cleaning it, leaks, etc. would this make an appreciable difference?