Okay, BYO defines "cold break" as:
"Wort cooling causes solids, called the cold break, to form and fall out of solution. When wort is transferred from the kettle to the fermenter, this break material is left behind. "
I get this and when I use my immersion chiller I see some gunk (trub?) left behind in the pot. I'm guessing this is "cold break."...mission accomplished.
So here's my question, let's say for argument's sake that the wort goes into a plate chiller at 200 and comes out at 80. So, is the "cold break" actually happening inside the chiller? If so, doesn't that gunk up the plate chiller?
Sort of diving in head first into all of this (my plate chiller should be here any day!)...and trying to get my arms around all this...so thanks in advance!