If case anyone else is searching for a solution to this, here's mine. I brew 5 gal batches in an 11 gallon pot, e-converted. My element is around the 1-2 gallon mark, which means there's not a ton of liquid above it. I reworked my 50' immersion chiller into two concentric coils - one smaller than the other. This makes it pretty compact, vertically. Then I purchased a piece of perforated stainless which I made into an angled tent that goes over my coil. At around 20 minutes left in the boil, I drop the stainless tent in and it sits above the coil and gives me something to rest the chiller on. Works great. The only problem some might have is the stainless plate has developed a stable black corrosion from being boiled. Now i don't have to worry about putting strain on my coil or getting more complicated with my brew setup.
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