Originally Posted by ShadyRascal
I got all excited and bought a counterflow. I could cool from turning off of the boil to pitching temp in the amount of time it took to just drain out through the cooler.
But I always fought that fucking thing. Hard to keep it clean, I'd run boiling water through it etc, but I always suspected that thing affected my beer, I don't think I had one batch through it that didn't have some kind of problem.
Exactly. Immersion works, and the cleaning regimen is right up the alley of a lazy man like me. And no worries about any nasties that might be hiding in there, waiting to spoil my precious brew.
I saw that whirlpool that Jamil made and it looks really cool. I may make one one of these days, in my spare time. Heh.