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ToV 12-06-2012 04:50 PM

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Many good suggestions have been posted. I think whatever method is used you will need a pump. I remember using a counterflow without a pump (kind of like using an immersion chiller as you describe) and without a large drop it will take forever. Recirculating ice water through the chiller would allow you to use a non-food grade pump.

Still it seems that the simplest way would be to get a couple long hoses and run water from a faucet out the the garage and then away again.

Or you could do what I did when I was propane brewing outside and my CFC clogged.

Aa760 12-28-2012 03:09 PM

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Just wanted to share how stoked I am on the pump setup to cool wort- no more flooding the backyard or running the garden hose in the house. Did ground water until 110, then ice water to get the rest of the way. Still took about an hour, but went through a fraction of the water. Next time, I will go grab a bag of ice from the store before starting the chill and I should be able to get there faster. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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