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Old 02-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default The Lager Jacket

http://www.lagerjacket.com
Has anyone else heard of this thing? It seems too good to be true... I currently use a chest freezer to control fermentation temps, but this would be ideal to save space!
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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Interesting. Pretty steep on the price but what should I expect. Would definitely want to hear a lot of reviews during all seasons before dropping 130 bucks to try it. And of course I would need 6 of them so maybe they aren't that cool after all.

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:21 PM   #3
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Its weird how they are using it as a chiller too....

It would probably be a good product for people w/ limited space and large wallets

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:25 PM   #4
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how does it work?

$200 could buy a decent chest freezer.....but it does look neat.

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:26 PM   #5
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They have a pretty basic website for such advanced equipment.

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #6
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They have a pretty basic website for such advanced equipment.
Yeah, but hey you can win a "gold metal" (sic)
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Interesting. Seems steep, but then a used mini fridge and controller would run you $130 easy. And when not in use I'm guessing this takes up less room.

Of course you can't put a corny keg in and dispense from like you can a fridge. Probably not for everyone, but certainly useful for many.

Would be interesting to see if this would mount to a 14g conical somehow. Would save the expense of peltier cooling unit mods or purchase of full sized fridge.

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ack! if you ferment warm, you could DIE!

"Fermenting in too warm and variable temperatures will cause your yeast to produce compounds that are both bad for beer and bad for your health"

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I don't think that's a bad price if it works. Seems like it only goes to 50F, which isn't low enough to make it worth it for me. If it went to 40 I would definitely consider it.

It would be a nice piece of equipment to allow me to ferment one lager while anotrher is lagering in the fridge.

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Interesting. Pretty steep on the price but what should I expect. Would definitely want to hear a lot of reviews during all seasons before dropping 130 bucks to try it. And of course I would need 6 of them so maybe they aren't that cool after all.
Where did you get the $130 ? The site says $99.95 + free shipping. Did they drop the price in the last 1 1/2 hours? Maybe they read your post complaining about the high price.
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