Originally Posted by Piratwolf
O I was just talking to a local pro brewer about chilling w/ glycol thru a plate chiller & it reminded me of something I've often wondered about: what negative effects would come from knocking out through a plate chiller that returned the wort to the brew kettle and simply cycling that through until the wort reaches pitching temp and then run off to the fermenter?
I could only see doing it after whirlpool because of trub you would pull into the chiller. The pros will whirlpool first and then run through their exchangers so they don't clog them.
Is that what you are talking about? Whirlpooling first then start the exchange and just dump back in through the recirc arm?