New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Keg in keg fermentation




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-06-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
Landshark67
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 121
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Keg in keg fermentation

Has anyone else tried this?

Three weeks back I brewed a 5.5 gallon batch of barley wine. After the boil, I transferred the wort into a tall ¼ barrel. My transfer temperature was a little higher than I wanted so I decided to put the keg inside a converted 15.5gal sankey filled with cold tap water (58F). I stuck a temp probe into both the wort and the water to see how the two performed.

Over the three weeks, the basement temp has gone between 68-74F however, the water and wort temp has sat at 68F constant. The water really acted as temperature buffer.

Since the keggle already has a ball valve, draining was easy….probably could use a recirculation pump and dump the return water over the top if the water needed to be colder.

Anyway, just thought I’d share my findings. Sure was a cheap way to maintain temperature.

FYI – The barley wine hit 16% in three weeks. WLP099



__________________
Landshark67 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes