I don't have a chiller yet,so ice bath for me. My wife did her 1st on Saturday,I did mine yesterday. Takes about 1 1/2 small bags of ice to chill down two batches of ale. Then,my top off water was too cold. I chilled my wort down to 70F,put it in the FV. Topped it off with cold water & it went down to about 17C (about 64F). Put my fleece lined cover over my cooper's micro kit FV,& at 8:06am,I saw airlock activity from the re-hydrated ale yeast. Temp is about 19C,or 68-ish F.
If we started 1st thing in the morning,we might knock out 2 batches by evening. We need a new stove...