Originally Posted by OneHoppyGuy
So, you are recirculating? If you are... Try recirculating without chilling for one minute to sanitize and then straight the the fermenter. Why reheat what you have already chilled?
Agree ! Thats my intention is straight into the Blichmann and skip a step, Thanks for the tip on running to sanitize, funny i never thought to do that, was thinking i would sanitize with starsan first, but no need to if doing it this way. I do recirculate and just use blue ice packs and what ice i can get out of my ice maker in the freezer, I do 10 gallon batches and the 15 large ice packs and some ice worked "slow" but ok with a immersion chiller, So i assume it will be better with the plate chiller.