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Old 01-16-2009, 02:29 AM   #1
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so i forgot the ice... so what would any good Michigander do?
why he would stick his brew pot in a snow bank!...

took about 1/2 hour, wich isnt my fastest time...but still...for 11 degrees and a snow bank its not bad!heh

BTW it's a bold series russian stout that i am very stoked about getting in the bottle and trying one in a few months! patience for the win!

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Old 01-16-2009, 02:33 AM   #2
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so i forgot the ice... so what would any good Michigander do?
why he would stick his brew pot in a snow bank!...

took about 1/2 hour, wich isnt my fastest time...but still...for 11 degrees and a snow bank its not bad!heh

BTW it's a bold series russian stout that i am very stoked about getting in the bottle and trying one in a few months! patience for the win!

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Usually setting it in a snowbank wouldn't be enough,,,,the snow would melt around the hot pot and no longer make contact with it,and continue to cool it (an ice bath would be better)...but this week.....



(just don't touch your tongue to the pot...ok?)

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Usually setting it in a snowbank wouldn't be enough,,,,the snow would melt around the hot pot and no longer make contact with it,and continue to cool it (an ice bath would be better)...but this week.....



(just don't touch your tongue to the pot...ok?)

It would be that way Rev if the windchill around here wasnt in the freeking negitive teens, the cold wind would pull heat away from a hot steal pot (aluminium even more so) so fast you wouldnt know what hit you... I plan on useing this method this weekend when i brew.

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I just got done brewing and my fingers partially stuck to the propane tank when I brought it in...

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Dec 31st I brewed at brewstir's place, and when both burners hit flameout the temp dropped rapidly and the sanitzer bucket and stuff in it got iced glazed...and that was nowhere near as cold as we have it now...

Be careful brewing outdoors this weekend michibrewers....

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Dec 31st I brewed at brewstir's place, and when both burners hit flameout the temp dropped rapidly and the sanitzer bucket and stuff in it got iced glazed...and that was nowhere near as cold as we have it now...

Be careful brewing outdoors this weekend michibrewers....

Im useing the kitchen... Thank god for DeathBrewer and his Easy Stove Top Thread... i have been wanting to try it and now i get to and i dont have to freeze my ass off

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i am definitely using a snow bank on my next brew

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What about us AZ brewers? It's going to be 80F this weekend.
We're stuck using icebaths and ICs I guess.

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What about us AZ brewers? It's going to be 80F this weekend.
We're stuck using icebaths and ICs I guess.
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With windchill isn't it like -25 today?

you could dump your wort into your carboy and it'll freeze on the way in. Well maybe not.

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