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Old 04-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Zuljin View Post
Well, I do have a wort chiller and after today I'll be using it while my pot of wort sits in ice water.

My first use of it was with cold ass well water. After that, it was winter. Today it was 80s out and our tap water tends to warm with the air temps. It took longer to cool than I'd like.
I have a cheap a$$ 1/4" 20' ic; it worked good with 3.5 gal batches, but 5 gal not so well. I use the ic to get to 90, then rack to my Better Bottle, put the air-lock on, then wait until the next morning to pitch. That reminds me; I have to go pitch some yeast.

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