I am an all-grain brewer and typically brew outside. I live in Nebraska, so I usually shelve my kettles during the winter and twiddle my thumbs waiting for the thaw. I have decided that this year I will suck it up and brew anyway...however, chilling my wort poses a bit of a problem. I'm a bit nervous about running a hose in sub-zero temps (although friends tell me that as long as I put the hose away afterwards it shouldn't be an issue). I use a Blichmann Therminator to chill.
Does anybody have any ingenious solutions for outdoor chilling through a counter-flow chiller in the winter time (I can't use my sink...it isn't set up to take a garden hose or even an adapter...this is the basis for a future home-improvement project, but that's a ways down the road)?
Anyway, any ideas would help.
P.S. Yes, I know I could move it inside, but the time involved in boiling on a stovetop is a real turnoff. Plus, since my sink is not an option for chilling, it really isn't a viable solution for me.