Just starting out brewing here and considering my next upgrade. I was thinking of going with an immersion chiller but the thought of running and wasting water for 20+ minutes straight is bothersome to me. I started kinda toying with the idea of recirculating ice water from a bucket into the immersion chiller. Has anyone done this on the cheap? I really don’t want to dump $70 on a sump pump from home depot just for this. Just wondering if I would have some success with maybe a $20 aquarium pump.
Thoughts and suggestions would be great.