Originally Posted by BoisePorter
Any guesses on how many quarts or gallons you run through when cooling the wort?
I could easily go through about 25-30gal.. But that also depends on your chiller. I use a 25' 1/2" IC. It is a complete waste that's always bugged me.
I try to fill a bucket or two with the first hot runoff for cleanup, then the rest I have nothing more I can do but let it go to waste.
If I had a second IC though, I would probably consider recirculating it through some ice first to cool it down faster and in theory use less water.