Originally Posted by Cbaddad
That is fine. Many people do things like that. It was chilled to pitching tempt first though, right?
Oh yes, below 80 degrees for sure. Still don't have a wort chiller. Not sure if I will get one anytime soon.
This time around I used a proper ice bath in my kitchen sink and was able to cool the wort in a fraction of the time that it took with my first batch, which I carelessly allowed to cool in a bath of tap water and few frozen water bottles which we typically keep around for use in our camping coolers.