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Old 03-01-2009, 01:12 AM   #1
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I had a Canadian moment this evening as I was standing out in my garage with the door open and its -5C (23F) outside boiling my next great batch. As I stood there shivering stirring my first lot of hops into the boil, my right hand hot from the steam and my left hand freezing from the beer held in it, I thought to myself, "I wonder if the guys in California really appreciate home brewed beer the way us Canadians do?"
Gotta go, time to add my 45 minute hops.

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Old 03-01-2009, 02:09 AM   #2
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This is truly Canadian. Very similar to me standing in 18" of snow at -20c (-4f) with beer in hand and a steak on the BBQ.

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Old 03-01-2009, 02:50 AM   #3
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23F its colder than that here in buffalo,ny.

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We oughta do a "why it's great brewing in Canada/(North Dakota) post.

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Don't need a chiller. Just plop the brewpot in the snow for half an hour.

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Man, I do not miss those okanagan winters. I've lived in Kamloops and Kelowna...

The weather in Victoria is much better.

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Don't need a chiller. Just plop the brewpot in the snow for half an hour.

Doesn't work. The snow in the immediate area around the pot melts and the void becomes a protective blanket from the outside cold air. You have to keep moving the pot every few minutes.
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Doesn't work. The snow in the immediate area around the pot melts and the void becomes a protective blanket from the outside cold air. You have to keep moving the pot every few minutes.
I can see I'm not the only one that gave it a try.
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Doesn't work. The snow in the immediate area around the pot melts and the void becomes a protective blanket from the outside cold air. You have to keep moving the pot every few minutes.
I'm sure every northern brewer tries it once with disappointing results.
However it's a great climate for Lagering.
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Man, I do not miss those okanagan winters. I've lived in Kamloops and Kelowna...

The weather in Victoria is much better.
3 months of winter is a small price to pay for 5 months of REAL summer.
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