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Old 07-23-2006, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Rain. Changed to how to brew in the rain

I recently purchased a 15 gal brew kettle and a burner ring.

I knew it would be a bit risky brewing outside due to the weather the past few months, haven't gone more than a couple days with out a few straight days of rain.

So I get the water almost to a boil and it starts raining. So I shut the burner off.

Now it's raining just enough to worry about contamination of the wort. Barely raining.
Debating weather or not to get back to brewing, don't want to keep the pot covered, but I'm not sure if I should take the chance. No idea what's in that rain. Or iif it will start down pouring. Knowing my luck as soon as the malt is in the clouds will open up.

OK, with a few bungee cords and an out door table umbrella brew day can be saved.



I took a chance, and about half way thru the boil it started raining again.

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Old 07-24-2006, 01:32 AM   #2
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Nice ingenuity. Should be fine...I wouldn't boil in the rain out in the open (too many contaminants in rainwater), but I think with the umbrella you're good to go!

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Good job man!Brew day saved!!

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Old 07-27-2006, 12:02 AM   #4
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Beans & hops?

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Old 07-27-2006, 12:36 AM   #5
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Beans & hops?
seriously, what is that brown stuff?
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:40 AM   #6
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Forget about the brown things, my good man it would appear you have a fantastic brew shack in the back ground. Brew in there and rain is not an issue, unless that is the shack where you grow the unidentified brown items we see in the picture.

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looks like....coriander seeds? and whole flower hops?

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Sweet idea with the umbrella.

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Sirsloop has got it.
A Blue Moon inspired brew.

That shack in the background stores a motorcycle, various lawn equipment and chemicals, traffic lights, and other misc stuff.


I've been contemplating building a larger shed with a cooler. I've got some crazy ideas for it running thru my head. We'll see if I pick up this steam jacketed kettle. If so, I'll be brewing like mad.

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Just hope the wind doesn't come up to hard... that bungie cord goes right across the burner. How about drilling (cutting) a hole the size of the umbrella tube in the table... better support.

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