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It's a fine idea. The nice thing about the "traditional" approach is that the surfaces that touch the wort are exposed, easily cleaned, and can be inspected for cleanliness. Plus, as someone commented, you'll need a pump to move the wort through the IC, which is another complication and something else to clean. For a long time, I did something similar (and ...
A lot of people use copper immersion coils in a ice bath as a "post" chill, but you can also use it as your only source of chilling if you have enough ice.
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