Is there anything wrong with simply letting the water you add to top off your wort do the chilling to bring it to yeast pitching temperature?
I have seen mostly two suggestions to cool wort. Ice bath and the coil method. My friend and I were thinking about just using ice. Ie pull the ice from the fridge that uses the same water source as ...
More specifically, what methods exist to cool your wort after the boil, and what are there respective pros/cons?
I am planning to build a counterflow wort chiller using a hose outside of a copper tube. There are a great variety of lengths and types available commercially and I have read that many commercial ...