First of all, I currently use a copper immersion chiller to cool my wort. It works, but takes at least 30 minutes to get below 100 and then i transfer and put it in my fermentation chamber till i reach pitching temp.
I am hoping to get a March Pump (like this but open to other recomendations http://goo.gl/Uo3pS) with the idea that i would pair this with a plate chiller in order to reduce the cooling time. I've never seen one in action, so my question is this: Do i need more equipment (other than hoses) beyond the plate chiller and pump to chill my wort? I already have a 1/2" ball valve off my keggle with a false bottom, so i expect all i need to do is get a hose from this valve down to the pump, out of the pump into the chiller, out of the chiller to the carboy. Am I missing anything? A Hopback? Any sage advice would be appreciated.