I just made an IC, and am doing my test run/cleanse with a pot of boiling water. It is a 20' copper loop (3/8" inside dia. tube), and I have a pre-chiller but am not going to use it until I do a real batch.
My question is, when people use their IC's do they open the faucet/hose up full throttle, or do they let it trickle through?
The reason I ask is that I was forced to tone done the water pressure because I need to snug up my connection to the faucet (it sprays everywhere if I open it up full-bore), but the water coming out of the chiller is still only about 80-90*, while the pot-water is still around 120* (My input water is around 55*).
If I had it running wide open, presumably it would come out even colder right? Since the water would travel through the chiller faster, it wouldn't have enough time to exchange the heat is what I am thinking.
I don't want to just waste water if I don't have to, I am guessing it would cool marginally faster since the water in the coil would be getting replaced faster with cold water...but I don't know if it is worth the wasted gallons of water.
Has anyone ever experimented with this or have any good rules of thumb?