Yep Ok...gotcha. I have a well and am not overly concerned about the amount
of water required to bring a body of hot wert down to pitch temps and can let the
water flow for a long time...I discharge it out to the tree line and so it does not
goto waist nor do I have a large consumption of water that I must pay for...i.e.
water bill...I do however get to pay for the electricity to run my pump and
the mechanical wear and tear on the same ...so WAY different scenarios.
Edit: Job Perk....we have an Ice machine and it is free for employees usage...
so Ice conservation is not big on da list either.
then faster flow leads to faster cooling.
That is not necessarily true because you have to allow the heat time to transfer thru the
copper walls of the IC and that my friend is another variable in the equation. Slower
water rate thru the coils of copper actually is better to give the heat time to transfer and
will result in a faster rate and more efficient cooling of your hot wert. If the water just
dashes thru the IC coils rapidly the heat does NOT have time to transfer to the coolant.