Originally Posted by Zixxer10R
You could just run your CFC output into a bucket and recirc from there with a sump pump. Same concept, except you still get to use the CFC, which chills much better than an immersion chiller.
Thats likely what I'll do. I didn't mean adapt a cooler, just use a pump to recirc chilled water. My freezer is full of frozen water bottles, i'll just keep those cycling.
I'm just not sure if it would be efficient enough. There is a lot of heat energy in 6 gallons of boiling wort. My water is super cheap, I just hate to waste it.