Originally Posted by FlyDoctor
I find it stressful as well, and as you know here in MN - its damn cold.
As cold as it is in MN, I would put a lid on the kettle and roll w/ it, and let it chill, It won't take that long, and your wort won't get infected...transfer to a sanitized fermenter in the morning and pitch lots of yeast. It doesn't have to be that difficult! Try it and you will be pleasantly surprised!
OMG hauling all your chilling water back in the house, that is free fitness club, what a pain in the a$$.
If I lived in MN and had a basement...I would get a simple electric element and add it to a pot, or use a heatstick and brew in the basement.