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Old 10-12-2008, 07:59 AM   #11
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No AC? Sheesh man, Stanwood isn't exactly the smouldering jungle you know. I've been brewing all summer with wild abandon and I don't have AC either. I don't have (although I should) have any kind of temperature control either, just set the carboys in the dining room.

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Old 10-12-2008, 11:48 AM   #12
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Ches' you shouldda asked us about temp control....my loft can get into the high 80's in the afternoons in high summer if my Ac's off and I still manage to brew...

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I can keep my fermenters down nearly to 60 degrees...adding a fan to blow air onto it helps as well.

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Old 10-12-2008, 07:04 PM   #13
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No AC? Sheesh man, Stanwood isn't exactly the smouldering jungle you know. I've been brewing all summer with wild abandon and I don't have AC either. I don't have (although I should) have any kind of temperature control either, just set the carboys in the dining room.
My dining room was 90 degrees for much of august and wasn't below 75 until about 10 days ago.

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Oh, I'm well versed in all the tricks! I just wanted to wait another couple months so I could do my first few brews without having to worry about it. Come summer time, if I want to brew a beer, I'll be doing that. Or I might just stock up in the spring and spend the summer doing meads and wines.

That's actually what my assistant brewer wants me to do more of. She's 15 and she gets a bottle or two of every mead or wine she helps me make set aside for when she turns 21.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:09 PM   #14
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That's actually what my assistant brewer wants me to do more of. She's 15 and she gets a bottle or two of every mead or wine she helps me make set aside for when she turns 21.
Your assistant is quite brilliant...and knowing how this obsession goes she is going to have quite a haul when she turns legal...Dayum that's gonna be quite a bash on her B-day
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:52 AM   #15
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My first baby is in the bucket!

It's just perfect. Came out just how I wanted it to, looks-wise at least. I'm completely happy so far.

My only "oops" moment was when I was cooling my wort down in the sink and I was checking the temp and the thermometer slipped and I grabbed it, dunking three fingers right into the 110 degree wort. I don't think it was an issue because I'd been holding the thermometer in that hand about 2 minutes before when I sprayed it down with starsan, so they should've been relatively sanitary.

I even kept notes and remembered to take an OG before sprinkling on my 05 and sealing it up.

I'm a happy, happy man.

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Old 10-15-2008, 05:29 AM   #16
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since it's made now you need to post the recipe here so we can pick it apart

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Old 10-15-2008, 05:45 AM   #17
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Nope. Not until I taste it.

I will say that the OG is a little lower than I thought it would be, but I wasn't using any of the fancy software folks on here use. I just calculated in my head.

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Old 10-15-2008, 01:13 PM   #18
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Not even a picture to share?!

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Old 10-15-2008, 08:08 PM   #19
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That, I can do. I'll try to get a pic soon.

I actually spoke too soon on the OG. I estimated wrong and my OG is fine for the style.

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There ya go. Exciting pic, huh?

Sitting at 68F.

I risked a peek into the airlock hole. Nice krausen on it already.
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