Originally Posted by bikebryan
Why sanitize an immersion chiller using starsan? Just drop it into your boiling pot about 15-20 minutes before the end of the boil and forget about it. Job done.
I never drop mine in the kettle. If it has excess oxidation, I don't want that dissolved in the wort, but Star San (being acid) will remove the excess.
As I have a bucket of sanitizer available (it is needed to sanitize the fermenter and all the oher odds and ends), makes a lot od sense to me to use that.
I dread to think what would happen to the plastic tubes attached to the coil if I dumped it in the boiling wort.