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Old 05-31-2013, 05:11 PM   #101
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LMAO!

I suppose I got lucky in the autosiphon department. Mine came with my initial kit order. It is quite handy. Anyone tried the racking tube and filter idea with a carboy hood? It's highlighted here. It seems like it would work well and you don't have to worry about the seal on the autosiphon.
I used a blast of co2 with the carboy hood, works fine but you are limited to carboys.

When my autosiphon goes I will certainly buy another.


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Old 06-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #102
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Since I only brew 10+ gallon batches I would have to say my Therminator. I couldn't imagine babysitting a 15 gallon pot after drinking... I mean brewing all day.





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Old 06-03-2013, 06:48 PM   #103
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Since I only brew 10+ gallon batches I would have to say my Therminator. I couldn't imagine babysitting a 15 gallon pot after drinking... I mean brewing all day.
Nice setup!
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #104
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Thats a nice setup. I'm brand new to homebrewing so my most important piece is my LBK lol.

I'm trying to find a way to maintain 50-60 degree fermentation in my extremely hot Texas garage. If anybody has any good setups that dont involve buying a refrigerator and don't involve daily rotation of frozen water bottles I'd be very interested in hearing about it.

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Old 06-07-2013, 03:51 PM   #105
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Thats a nice setup. I'm brand new to homebrewing so my most important piece is my LBK lol.

I'm trying to find a way to maintain 50-60 degree fermentation in my extremely hot Texas garage. If anybody has any good setups that dont involve buying a refrigerator and don't involve daily rotation of frozen water bottles I'd be very interested in hearing about it.
I'm afraid those are the best options being where you are. The only other option is moving it inside and doing the frozen bottle rotation.

I have a fridge in my garage (Charleston, SC) that I unfortunately can't run due to power considerations. I can't change the breaker for it cause I don't own the place. I took out the bottom drawers and built a shelf. I have a deep freeze right next to it so I freeze 1 gallon milk jugs and throw those under there. I've got a temp controller that turns on and off a computer fan built into the shelf to maintain around 65 degrees. I only have to change out the jugs once a day.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:07 PM   #106
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Ill have to figure something out, thanks for the info.

I travel for work so being home daily to change out the ice jugs isn't an option.

My garage is a 2 car garage that has no cars in it, just man cave stuff so I have plenty of room, the problem is I don't have any outlets for the fridge, and its a rental so I cant just go rewiring all willy nilly. I love lagers over ale and unfortunately I can't keep my house 55-60 degrees, but I do keep it at 69-70 so I ferment my ale inside. Just brainstorming a way to keep a tank cold enough in the summer to ferment lager yeast. Was hoping for a nifty DIY trick to make a fridge that can be left alone for a week or so without needing maintence.

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Old 06-07-2013, 06:50 PM   #107
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Ill have to figure something out, thanks for the info.

I travel for work so being home daily to change out the ice jugs isn't an option.

My garage is a 2 car garage that has no cars in it, just man cave stuff so I have plenty of room, the problem is I don't have any outlets for the fridge, and its a rental so I cant just go rewiring all willy nilly. I love lagers over ale and unfortunately I can't keep my house 55-60 degrees, but I do keep it at 69-70 so I ferment my ale inside. Just brainstorming a way to keep a tank cold enough in the summer to ferment lager yeast. Was hoping for a nifty DIY trick to make a fridge that can be left alone for a week or so without needing maintence.
No outlets period? What about the garage door opener if you have one, or even a standard light socket... and a small mini fridge?
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how about a 'real' icebox from maybe craigslist, and contact a local ice house for a large block of ice. That should last a while?

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No outlets period? What about the garage door opener if you have one, or even a standard light socket... and a small mini fridge?
Good point. If there is a garage door opener they are usually plugged into an outlet in the rafters. Just get an extension cord and a refrigerator off craigslist.
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Good point. If there is a garage door opener they are usually plugged into an outlet in the rafters. Just get an extension cord and a refrigerator off craigslist.
I second this option. HBT to the rescue!


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