Originally Posted by BrentJ
So my challenge is I can barely make 80 with an immersion cooler with house water and placing my brew kettle in the pool for additional cooling. Now one variable that is probably different is that I live in the country and my water is well supplied and it is stored above ground (allows breathing time as I have gas in the water). So my water is probably lower than ambient but not as cold as typical ground water.
I had similar problems with an immersion chiller, took forever to get it down. I then invested in a counterflow chiller and dramaticly decreased my chilling time. I then invested even more money in a plate chiller and found that I should have bought one a long time ago. Well worth the money.