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Well the whole idea of no-chill came from Australia where they are obviously more worried about water conservation than here - just seal it up and let it cool overnight.

It's marginal but it would be within the spirit of the ban if you collected all the water from your chiller in the bath say, and then used that water for permitted purposes like flushing toilets, watering indoor plants etc.
 

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Here in Kent we've just been issued with a Hose Pipe Ban from next week https://www.southeastwater.co.uk/about/updates/tubs

I use a hose pipe attached to my wort chiller so I guess I can't brew for the forseable.:( Unless anyone has any other ideas of how to chill without a hose pipe
Contact the water authority and explain you'll be catching the run off for cleaning etc and get an exemption. This worked with United Utilities. They're usually only bothered about direct wastage from continually running hoses, which is why car washing is allowed where can still use as many buckets as you want.
 
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Not too much, I've measured it by plugging the bath tub, 2.g30s to 18c temperature, takes a bit less than a bathtub of water.
Well, for a typical bathtub that's about 150 litres which is more than the 141 litres used by the average Brit in a day. So I'd say "doubling your daily water consumption" is more than "not too much".

As an aside, while there is much to criticise the water companies for they do seem to have improved their drought resilience quite a lot, at one point hosepipe bans were a near-annual event in some places, but that link above says that this is their first one in 10 years.
 
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Well, for a typical bathtub that's about 150 litres which is more than the 141 litres used by the average Brit in a day. So I'd say "doubling your daily water consumption" is more than "not too much".

As an aside, while there is much to criticise the water companies for they do seem to have improved their drought resilience quite a lot, at one point hosepipe bans were a near-annual event in some places, but that link above says that this is their first one in 10 years.
I'll be honest with you, I'll keep having my daily baths, especially if my water has been heated up already. And why I wouldn't do that until they're charge daily rate for the gas and electricity.
In fact I'm brewing from bottled water, so I've already saved 60litres per brew withdrawn from the grid, due to the questionable sanitising methods they're using, which would make my beer tasting funny.
 

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First 10L of water I keep for cleaning
Second 10L I use for rinsing
The next 10L is left to cool in the garden, and used around the garden.

30litres used per 23litre wort to cool to 40oC. I then wait to pitch.
 

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About 30 litres to get down to 20 in the winter, down to about 30 in the summer using a plate chiller. I use this for cleaning.
Should have said that's an immersion chiller to 40oC in 30litres. Does not seem to matter time of year, live on south coast.
 

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If you happen to have two chillers, there is a technique where you could reduce both the time to chill and water usage. The idea is to use the first chiller to reduce the temperature of the water from your hosepipe. The first chiller needs to be an immersion chiller, which is placed in ice water. The second chiller is connected to the output of the first chiller and, of course, used to chill the wort. You could also use a jockey box as that first chiller, but connecting it would likely be more challenging. This technique is used in the American Southwest, like Texas, where groundwater can be very warm.
 
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I did no chill and had lots of spoiled batches especially in the summer months. Built myself an immersion chiller with copper coil and have never looked back. If there’s a hose pipe ban I won’t brew until it’s lifted.
 

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I have done near on 100 brews with No Chill and never had a problem but everybody to their own and if you have had a bad experience I can understand that
 

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I wonder why CC it does seem strange as you are a experienced brewer. You could always do a few kits if they do put a ban in your area to keep the happy juice flowing athumb..
 

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I brew in my garden shed and am thinking about running the flow from the chiller to my water butt. I am not sure if this is allowed and will check but I cannot see why it would not be since the water will then be used to water the garden with a watering can.
 

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It 's seems to read to me on the rules I have seen that a hosepipe can not be used for recreational use only commercial. I think as they come in people will do as with the Pandemic rules and read them as they want them to read i.e it doesn't mention that exactly so I can do it
 
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