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Old 07-11-2012, 02:06 PM   #11
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It's a bit cooler here in the hudson Valley than it is in NYC. My basement brew space has been holding at 71 degrees or less through the heat wave.

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #12
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I'm going to have to agree with 'bring on the winter weather.' I didn't think my basement could even get this warm. The swamp cooler temps are no where near stable. I just researched a SOFC that might become a reality next weekend.

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Old 07-12-2012, 06:50 AM   #13
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My pipeline is usually pretty full so the kegorator is always full. The tub for a swamp cooler is another piece of equipment SWMBO can give me **** about, and after just stepping up to all grain, she isn't too pleased. So I'll be a seasonal brewer, saisons in the summer, everything else in the fall / winter / spring. And I'll be bottling more both in the summer and in the winter. That way when I want a saison in the winter, there it is. And when I want a delicious (insert anything other than saisons here) in the summer, there it is.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #14
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Since it's been raining every day this week and we only got to 90 once (very rare in July) my groundwater might be below 81. Wooohooo, I might be able to cool this Sunday's brew down to 78 or 79 with the chiller.
Well, I have to be excited about something!

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Old 07-13-2012, 01:26 PM   #15
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Swamp cooler?
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i use frozen 1 gal zip locks and an old coleman cooler. got my last batch down to 58 f. so its very easy to maintain low to mid 60s with a little practice
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:59 PM   #16
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Time to step it up... It's pretty much mandatory here in SC for the hot summers:



Last batch fermenting at 66F, and the rest are aging a bit.

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Old 07-14-2012, 04:23 PM   #17
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Great news, since we' ve had rain all week and didn't get into the 90's except one day, my tap water is down from 81 to 79!
Seriously, I was going to brew tomorrow but I'm making time tonite when it's a bit cooler. My A/C is working overtime with the humidity and my last bill was over $200 and this month I know it'll be nearer to $300. Where's technology bringing my bill down and making it easier to cool.

Damn sun spots!

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