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Old 02-16-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
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If u had to choose between the "perfect brew sculpture" or the "perfect fermenter setup" which would you choose? For the sake of argument if u had to choose between morebeer's heated/cooled fermenter setup, and one of there brew sculptures of close to equal price what would u choose? Better wort manufacturing or better fermentation control

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Old 02-16-2011, 01:51 AM   #2
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"Better wort manufacturing"

My rational is a fridge is cheap and sometimes free on craigslist and a temp control unit for the fridge is like $60

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Old 02-16-2011, 01:53 AM   #3
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Of those choices, I'd go with the fermentation temperature control setup. That's the next item on my 'brew gear' listing... I'll probably make my own setup though, so that it's sized as I want it. That way, I can make a second one and be able to ferment two different temperature ranges at the same time. Or, I'll be able to brew an ale, then a lager, without any worries about temperatures.

I figure I have a couple of months before temperature control becomes critical where I am. Then it's just a matter of finding the room to put the thing.

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I'll take the perfect fermenter set up, who need the perfect brew sculpture when you're 21 and still have a good back

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Brew rig.

Fermentation control can be far less than "perfect" and still do everything you need. Course so can your brewing setup, but the wow factor is higher.

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Old 02-16-2011, 02:02 AM   #6
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Lol well spoken count_dookie. however I am 37 and have only 1.3 arms( lost 45% use of my right arm and i am right handed). Oh to be young and strong like bull.

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Fermentation setup. I need one. I don't make the beer, the yeasties do. Happy yeast make good beer.

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Brew rig.

Fermentation control can be far less than "perfect" and still do everything you need. Course so can your brewing setup, but the wow factor is higher.
I'd rather be able to keep the fermenting wort within a 2-3F range, than be at the mercy of the weather. It's been all over the place this winter. Hell, it was over 50F yesterday, then dropped to single digits last night.

Of course, I'd also want an aging chamber/area with a stable temperature, or a ~5F variance over the course of the year... Since I'm still living in an apartment, that's not going to happen... Since I also don't have the space for the brew sculpture, it would be pointless for me to have one.

When I eventually have a house, then I'll make a Fermentation Room... A place where I'll be able to make both beer and mead all I want...
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Fermentation setup. I need one. I don't make the beer, the yeasties do. Happy yeast make good beer.
+10 to that!! Keep them happy and they make better magic juice for us...
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Fermentation setup. You can make great wort on a simple partial boil extract pot in your kitchen. Put that in a fermentaion center with bad temp control and you get lousy beer.

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