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Old 07-14-2012, 10:25 PM   #21
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Another vote for early morning. I typically mash in around 8am.This way I am usually done with my boil by noon.

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Old 07-14-2012, 10:46 PM   #22
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Seeing as how it's always 90 outside with like 70-80% humidity I like to start around 6 pm. That way I'm brewing in the shade and it's about 10-15 degrees cooler. It usually takes me 5 hours so I'm still done before its that late and I can brew without having to sweat as much as I boil off.

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Old 07-15-2012, 04:23 AM   #23
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Okay... I'm gonna sound like a whiney little brat but do you guys actually boil wort outdoors when it's over 90 degrees outside?

I've been trying to schedule a brew day for the past month and every single weekend it's been in the 90s or higher here, and my patio / driveway (where I can set up my burner) doesn't get shade until late in the afternoon. I can't brew in my garage because the garage is below my neighbor's condo and I don't think that would be a wise idea...

I'm thinking of just throwing in the towel on AG until the fall, and brewing a PM batch indoors so I can do my boil on the stove (in the air conditioning)..or doing AG but scaling back on the batch size (doing 3 gallons or so, so I can use the stove vs. 5 gallons where I would need my burner).

Am I crazy? Whiney? (yeah.. probably) What have other folks done who are in the same situation? It has been obnoxiously hot here in the midwest, and I'm getting annoyed.

Yeah, I brewed last weekend when it was 100 outside in my garage. Yes, it was nasty, but in the sake of brewing good brew, I sucked it up and suffered the elements.

Time to do the same if you want brew!
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:47 AM   #24
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Just finished up an Oatmeal stout, started around 8 was cooling around 11:30, the later the better I say! Although I typically brew about that time so it's the norm for me.

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Old 07-15-2012, 05:39 AM   #25
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Just finishes clean up on a lambic. I started at 4pm but with 3 mash rests it took a while. Drink plenty of water until your some with the boil. Then... let the homebrew take over! I will pay dearly tomorrows morning with two youngster!

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:18 PM   #26
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I brew all the time at high summer temps. Start usually around 8am so the brewday doesn't extend too far into the afternoon heat. Did a double decoction last year when the drought temps hit around 110F. Plenty of liquid refreshments can help go a long way! Hardest thing is to crash cool with such high temps since the ground water temp is also fairly high -- I use a cooler with ice water and run a pond pump to circulate the ice water through the IC - I can still hit around 70F when the ambient temp is over 100F.

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:27 PM   #27
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I've been trying to schedule a brew day for the past month and every single weekend it's been in the 90s or higher here, and my patio / driveway (where I can set up my burner) doesn't get shade until late in the afternoon. .
Get a canoy like this and run a fan.
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...400507.4418095

I am fortunate to be able to brew in my garge with some fans blasting, but I am considering one of those to brew by the pool to use it as a water source for chilling and to dump the water back in.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:42 PM   #28
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We've got heat down here (!). Brew in bathing suit and use pool as necessary. I thought everyone brewed next to their pool

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:54 PM   #29
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90? Lots of people here wait for cool weather like that.
Yeah, but they also spaz out once the snow hits the ground and northerners can go out in long sleeve t-shirts.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #30
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I thought everyone brewed next to their pool

[img]http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/500/medium/IMG_03654.JPG
That looks like a good way to keep the gators and monkeys out of your pool.
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