So, I made my own wort chiller today with about 30' of 3/8" copper tubing I had left over from home projects. I rigged it so it hooks directly to a garden hose inlet. My question is should I somehow be feeding this thing with an ice water bath, or is my well cold water fine?
As for my wort pot, I really don't want to drill holes in a beautiful $100 stainless steel pot with a steamer insert, but I will if I absolutely have to. I was thinking I could transfer hot water from that, and hot wort back to it via siphoning with good quality silicone tubing. Does anyone else do this?