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Old 02-05-2014, 10:42 PM   #21
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As I use a tub of water with ice bottles down here in the south 3 primaries is bordering too many as I have to fight for freezer space between 2 refrigerators.

When I do 3 I have a harder time maintaining the temp below 66* for 2 weeks or more. But I keep doing it anyway…

Secondaries don't count.
I , on the other hand, up north have a hard time keeping everything above 60 in my closet this time off year.

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Old 02-05-2014, 10:51 PM   #22
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When we get the occasional cold snap it's finally much easier to keep cool enough.

But we'll be leaving the deep south, most likely to VA in several more months where I ought to have an easier time with it, especially if I get a basement to work in.

My beer room gets the heat of the day pouring on it. I placed a blanket across the window and the blinds melted!

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...tasting a beer at 1 week, and again at 2....that to me just means there 2 less beers that are actually tasting good and are ready at the end.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:52 PM   #23
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As of right now, I've got 6 full size fermenters full:

  • ~5 gallons almost-ready-to-bottle Lamebic (gets bottled approx its 2nd birthday in April)
  • ~5.5 gallons Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout that I threw a bunch of bugs into that's on its way souring and will get probably another 1.5-2 years
  • 5.5 gallons Weizenbock
  • 5 gallons Roggenbier
  • 4.5 gallons lagering Sticke Alt
  • 4.5 gallons lagering Doppelsticke Alt

I still have one 6.7 gallon bucket, one 3 gallon carboy, and 6 one gallon carboys available. I suppose I need to get those filled
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When we get the occasional cold snap it's finally much easier to keep cool enough.

But we'll be leaving the deep south, most likely to VA in several more months where I ought to have an easier time with it, especially if I get a basement to work in.

My beer room gets the heat of the day pouring on it. I placed a blanket across the window and the blinds melted!
The blinds melted!!! My god man! Get out of that accursed place. I would surely die in any environment like you apparently live in. I cannot, I mean it isn't possible, sleep if the temp is above 72F. I prefer much cooler, but since becoming a family guy with a SWMBO and all, we compromise at 72F for a high.
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That's a part of why I have to leave!

My parent's were military, and I've lived here 3 times, and still cannot get used to 7-8 months of hot summer!

I worked as an A/C guy for a loooong time, and the attics were a killer at 140-160*!

It's kept me from doing the outdoors things I enjoy.

With my SWMBO the compromise became 75* as she wants warm, which is why she moved down here from KC.

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Yesterday's highs were in the 70's for God's sake! Many were dealing with huge snow storms!!!!

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