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Old 05-16-2013, 09:37 PM   #11
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I cant keep the temp that low now that the hotter weather is here. I wish they would invent a cooling-belt for my fermenter./carboy.
If you can get a keg tub or 32 gallon trash can, put your carboy in it and fill around it with water.

Also cool the wort down to 62-64 before pitching and give it a double pitch if you can, then hopefully it wont matter as much if it warms up past 68-70.

You should really consider some sort of fermentation temperature control, a cheap freezer chest on CL and a $45 Ranco controller, and 20 min to wire it up. It will be the best brewing investment you ever made. Last freezer chest I got on CL was $20, I've had it for 3 years now no problems.
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If you can get a keg tub or 32 gallon trash can, put your carboy in it and fill around it with water.

Also cool the wort down to 62-64 before pitching and give it a double pitch if you can, then hopefully it wont matter as much if it warms up past 68-70.

You should really consider some sort of fermentation temperature control, a cheap freezer chest on CL and a $45 Ranco controller, and 20 min to wire it up. It will be the best brewing investment you ever made. Last freezer chest I got on CL was $20, I've had it for 3 years now no problems.
Right now I have a large rubbermaid container filled with water. I rotate frozen water bottles, but the temp is fluctuating quite a bit. I leave for work and am gone at least 9 hours.

Thanks for your encouragement regarding the freezer chest. I'll look into it.
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You can also put a cotton t-shirt around your carboy or bucket while it's in the water-filled rubbermaid. The shirt will keep the upper part of the fermenter cool, and the evaporation should help to maintain a pretty steady temperature.

If I'm not mistaken, DFH uses a strain of English Ale yeast in their IPAs. It should turn out a fine IPA.

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Thanks for your response.

I was going to use a recipe from the following blog. This guy is a great home brewer in my opinion.

http://www.bertusbrewery.com/
That Blind Pig clone recipe looks tasty! I like all the late hop additions.
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