Originally Posted by newbiegirl33
Stupid idea. Pulled the wort chiller out after 5 mins of it just heating my freezer up.
Since it's an empty freezer, next time fill the freezer with as much frozen stuff as possible first while still allowing room for the wort. Bags of ice, or cheaper, frozen water bottles or tupperware, whatever. All that ice will help your freezer work more efficiently (once frozen) and also help the freezer combat the extra heat of hot wort.