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Old 01-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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ok guys so i was thinking about putting everything set up in my closet, the problem is, its 74-75 degress in there, if i put in a fan in there at all times do you think it would cool off enough to ferment. also what is the ideal ferment temperature have to be is 75 way to high? thanks again guys



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Old 01-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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Yup, swamp cooler works amazingly well. You're shooting for mid to low 60s. At least try to keep it below 70. Keep in mind fermentation produces heat, so if you're at 70 ambient, your beer could be 5-10 degrees higher.

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yeah the problem is i dont wanna spend money on oneof those things

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Try wrapping your carboy or bucket in a towel and it keep it damn. I do this on my carboys and it seems to work well and it acts like a swamp cooler. You just want to make sure the towels stay damp.

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a rubbermaid bucket costs like $10. better to spend $10 now than waste $25 on every kit you brew.
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A "Swamp Cooler" can be a very cheap contraption. Just need some cheap plastic bin or another from Wal-Mart or whatever that is big enough to hold your fermenter, followed by old t-shirts to drape over said fermenter and wick up the cool water from the bottom of the cooler, plus fan. Ice packs are a bonus item in extreme circumstances.

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Do you have a utility sink? I used that on one of my first brews. Otherwise, as Daybis said, even just a wet towel will work quite well. Whenever it starts drying out just re-soak it with cold water.

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Try wrapping your carboy or bucket in a towel and it keep it damn. I do this on my carboys and it seems to work well and it acts like a swamp cooler. You just want to make sure the towels stay damp.
what temp does it keep it at with this wraped around it? i might actually try it and how long will it stay cooled for?? 6 hours??? plus would a fan blowing on it also help? also how do u keep track of the temperature then, should i be scared it will get to cold...also how much degrees will it loweer the temperature by my rooms at like 73.9 so if i could get it down 3 degrees i would imagine that would be perfect.

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a rubbermaid bucket costs like $10. better to spend $10 now than waste $25 on every kit you brew.
alittle confused what would i uy rubermaid buckets for?
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alittle confused what would i uy rubermaid buckets for?


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