Question on using a Counterflow chiller:
1). To me it looks like the wort is gravity fed through the counter flow, then to the primary.
2). Water is sent through the hose in the opposite direction from a garden hose faucet and after going through the counter flow, the (little bit warmer) water is out putted to the lawn or a drain (sink)? It's a mini Geothermal heat pump.
So I will need to be close to a garden faucet, and drain (or lawn) and set up the wort to be able to gravity feed through the Counterflow. The problem that I see is, up here in the northern part of the country, we don't want to use our outside faucets to prevent them from freezing up.
I realize there are ways to connect to inside faucets, is that what I would do?
Don't get me wrong here. I love DIY projects like these. Even if it might cost more than buying one, it's the satisfaction of making it that matters to me.
Anyone have a video of one of these in use? I do much better when I can see something working compared to reading how it works.