Ok. Things went pretty well until after the boil. I collected 6.5 gallons of wort and boiled down to 5.5. I went to run it through my Shirron chiller and that's where things went bad. I have it set up kettle, chiller, pump, fermentor. Thing is no matter how hard I try i can't purge the air form the system, and ended up leaving 1.5 gallons in the kettle.
In most posts I've seen people set up in this order, but it doesn't make sense to me. Why don't I just connect the kettle to the pump and push the wort through the chiller? Or is there a way to purge the air at the pump?