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Old 09-27-2009, 06:27 AM   #1
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i am brewing in several 6.5 gallon plastic fermentors and was wondering if there was a way for me to crash cool my brew before bottling. i do not have a fridge suitable for the bucket and i also bottle and have no kegging equipment. could i put the whole bucket in a large bin of ice water for a couple days? does anyone else crash cool in this sort of way or have a suggestion?

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Old 09-27-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
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Oh, come on, man!!! You're in Michigan...put Mother Nature to work for you. Set it outside the back door overnight like I do. It got down into the 50s last night in IL...

I put 2 batches outside last night so the dry hops could fall out before racking, the other is a primary.

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i would love to take advantage of the surrounding but im in a college apartment with no balcony. ideally a fridge would work best for me but im broke as ****

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ok, open the windows to your apartment, and sleep over at your woman's place.

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i would love to take advantage of the surrounding but im in a college apartment with no balcony. ideally a fridge would work best for me but im broke as ****
Man, some of the lame excuses you guys come up with... j/k Just so you know, "Rhetoric" is not a major...

What about outside the building in back/in the bushes? Just leave a note "DO NOT DISTURB...GROUP FUNGAL (that's the yeast part) CHEMISTRY PROJECT IN PROCESS...
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Man, some of the lame excuses you guys come up with... j/k Just so you know, "Rhetoric" is not a major...

What about outside the building in back/in the bushes? Just leave a note "DO NOT DISTURB...GROUP FUNGAL (that's the yeast part) CHEMISTRY PROJECT IN PROCESS...
I wouldnt risk leaving beer at the hand of college students just to crash cool. When I was in college if I walked by an ale pale regardless of what it was labeled I probably would have pissed in it. Unless it was labeled beer then I would have drank it.
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