I recently moved to an all grain system in a buddies garage. It's a great little space except for one thing: there is no way to get running water. No hose. No sink. Not even a rain gutter. Okay maybe there's a rain gutter.
ANYWAYS, I have had trouble with cooling my wort in a timely manner. I have tried an ice bath, but the problem with that is none of my pots fit into a cooler. I also tried putting my wort into my fermentation vessel while it was in an ice bath. That worked... kinda. I did effectively warp my better bottle and it took a couple hours for me to get to a temp where I could pitch my yeast.
An idea that I had was to place my immersion chiller into an ice bath and let the wort flow through that into my fermentation vessel. I figured it could work like a counter flow chiller minus the running water.
I was wondering if anyone has tried this method before or if anyone has any better suggestions.
Thanks in advance and I look forward to responses, ideas, and probably some ridicule.