Originally Posted by b-boy
Are we talking about the same pump? I'm talking about a March pump to pump the wort through a plate chiller. It sounds like you're talking about an immersible pump running water through an icewater bath. Am I confused?
I'm talking about a standard recirculating/whirlpool IC setup.
It's a regular march pump, which pulls the wort from my kettle's ball valve and sends it back into the kettle via a bit of bent copper tubing. It creates a whirlpool that flows across the copper of the IC (which is hooked up to a regular hose) and cools the wort down lickety split. This and my plate chiller are equally efficient, both in terms of water used and time spent.