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dpalme 01-06-2013 08:44 PM

Brewing in 9 degree weather leads to this
 
happening:

http://www.dougpalme.com/image/wort chiller.JPG

Blew the hose right off the chiller, apparently the hose froze at the other end (discharge end)

passedpawn 01-06-2013 08:49 PM

Haha, great picture. Sorry for you folks in that stuff. > 80F here today.

Waynep005 01-06-2013 09:06 PM

I knew there was a reason I live in Northern California and each time I hear how cold the east and midwest get I love CA even more.

chickypad 01-06-2013 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waynep005 (Post 4754078)
i knew there was a reason i live in northern california and each time i hear how cold the east and midwest get i love ca even more.

+1

brewingmeister 01-06-2013 09:20 PM

I like that when tragedy strikes you pull out the camera.

dpalme 01-06-2013 09:41 PM

I'm a photographer by trade lol I'm always doing this lol. The only time I didn't is when I dumped 10 gallons of 190 degree water on my left foot

And yes there is permanent nerve damage..... Oh well never brew only wearing socks

GioGomez2010 01-07-2013 04:03 PM

Brewed in that temp last night! Sucks but what can you do. We've been having a nasty cold spell out here in Utah lately.

Skarekrough 01-07-2013 07:42 PM

I had to toss clamps on the hoses that attached to my chiller last week. It got so cold that it just contracted and popped off with a little pressure.

Adversity makes better beer, or at least that's what I keep telling myself.....

TyTanium 01-07-2013 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Waynep005 (Post 4754078)
I knew there was a reason I live in Northern California and each time I hear how cold the east and midwest get I love CA even more.

Cold brewing certainly has its advantages...

Chilling is SO much easier, especially with snow/ice and an immersion pump. Boiling to 48F in under 10 mins? Yes please.

Ferm temp control...many of us ferment in our garages. Colder garage = easy lagering.

I welcome the change in seasons as an excuse to brew different styles, i.e., lagers.

davekippen 01-07-2013 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brewingmeister (Post 4754153)
I like that when tragedy strikes you pull out the camera.

Well we do always say "pics or it didnt happen"!!!


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