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Old 05-01-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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Stupid wind is stopping me from brewing. 15 mph with gusts up to 25. Any way to combat this?

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Old 05-01-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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electric brewing... lower the garage door, setup whatever you can for a wind-block

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Old 05-01-2011, 03:04 PM   #3
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Stupid wind is stopping me from brewing. 15 mph with gusts up to 25. Any way to combat this?
Build a make shift wind break. We have a bunch of coolers that I started stacking to block the wind. Sometimes though it just becomes impractical when the summer storms begin to run on through every afternoon.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:38 PM   #4
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I don't have the means for electric, and I'm brewing up 10 gal today. Or at least planned to. I do tend to use the garage when it's windy but I still have to keep an extra door open for ventilation a that causes a strong cross wind too.

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:08 PM   #5
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Make a cone shield out of 2 foot wide aluminum roofing flashing. drape the flashing around the keg or kettle, shape it like a cone tight at the top, but not too tight cut tabs all along the top to hold 1 inch off the kettle prop the v of the cone over the tap. It will block the wind and double your heating speed (Yes it will- because the heat will run up the side of the keg and out the top instead of blowing away) PS: you will find it also works wonders keeping the heat in even in the garage. I will see If I have pictures.
A roll of flashing is about 15.00 bucks and it will do 2 kegs.

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:16 PM   #6
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to the poster above that is genious!!!

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:21 PM   #7
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I usually take some old landscape paver's (cement) and make an enclosed area around the burner. Usually works pretty well, and the stones heat up, acting like a heat source too.

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:37 PM   #8
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Default Pictures of heat sheild for kegs

This is what they look like.

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:42 PM   #9
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burner skirts... I like it!

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:48 PM   #10
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6" to 8" stove pipe connector fits perfectly on the SQ14. You have to shorten it a little, but the diameter change is perfect...

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