Currently, I'm limited to cooling my wort to pitching temp by putting my pot in an ice bath. Typically takes me about 30 min to drop to 70F. I suspect I'm not gettting quite the aroma from time 0 hops that I would if I were cooling with a more efficient/quicker method.
With my current system, I'm wondering if I should hold off on dropping aroma hops in until 10-15 min into my cooling period, instead of adding them at the end of the boil.
I'm not particularly worried about infection using such a method, but I guess it's slightly more risky.
Thanks for any input on any of the above (except for my cooling method...it's what i've got right now!)