Originally Posted by OatStraw
I don't have a pump, but doesn't a pump help both plate and immersion if you are pumping Ice Water?
Well, with a plate chiller the wort has to go through the plate chiller. So, you almost have to pump through it unless you have a super high drop that could gravity feed it. An immersion chiller goes into the wort, so you could pump ice water easily through it, or just use your hose.