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Old 08-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Ok, quick question.

I currently live in las Vegas and as you may know it gets really warm here. I have a yorkshire bitter in primary for about five days now. I am leaving out of state for the next two days and cannot run the air condition the while time i am gone. The temp doesnt get any hotter than 82/F inside while there is no air conditioning. Any ideas on how i can keep the fermenting brew cool?

I was thinking maybe cool water in the bathtub and let it just sit in that while I am gone?



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Old 08-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #2
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Combine that with a wet towel wrapped around it and some airflow and you'll have a swamp cooler. Lots of threads on the nuances - this guy took the bath tub approach too.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/swamp-cooler-setups-awesome-256271/



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Old 08-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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Bathtub would work. Also, drape a t-shirt over the jug, which will wick up water and provide cooling through evaporation.

Also, after five days your active fermentation is probably over, so a brief temperature spike won't really have too much of a bad effect. So, don't worry!

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Old 08-04-2012, 12:48 PM   #4
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Thanks, I figured the bath tub would be best.

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Old 08-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #5
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Maybe throw a fan into the mix.

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I wouldn't worry too much five days in. any off flavors you encounter from fermentation temps usually come from the first few days of fermentation....In my experience



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