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Old 10-16-2013, 09:43 PM   #391
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I bought one a few months ago and it exceeds my expectations. I put two frozen smart water bottles in the bag and swap them out twice a day. The internal wort temperature stays in the low 60's. I put 3 bottles in once and the internal temp. was in the high 50's and the yeast went to sleep. Great, inexpensive way to keep fermentation temperatures in the right range for ales. Thanks

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Old 10-17-2013, 02:54 PM   #392
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it works great for me. i rotate one bottle in the morning and one at night.
During the first 2 days I rotate a gallon jug to keep it in the low-mid 60's
then days 3-10 i rotate liters, it keeps in around 68.
then i let it go to room temp.
my house temp hovers mid 70s at night, low 80s during the day.
great product for warm climates!
up next i will put in 2 carboys and see how it holds temps for that.

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Old 10-18-2013, 02:55 PM   #393
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Im sure this question has been answered, but has anyone tried heating up their fermenting temps with this bag? For example, I am fermenting a Saison right now that I need to get into the 80's/ low 90's... I was thinking about putting a heating pad in the cool brewing bag with it. Anyone tried this?
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:16 PM   #394
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We have heard great feedback from customers simply adding a few bottles of warm water to raise temperatures instead of ice. Also if left sealed during active fermentation the heat given off will slightly raise temperatures.
Homebrewers have reported success using a fermwrap heater, thermowell stopper and a temperature controller to dial in exact temps they want in very cold environments.

We just caution the use of a heating element as our fermentation cooler's upper material limits are 115 degrees F and our fermentation cooler was not specifically developed to be used in conjunction with a heating element.

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Old 10-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #395
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Ordered one from Morebeer.com... It will be here tomorrow... Can't wait to try it out on my next batch! I will post my review after I get the 2nd fermentation going

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Old 10-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #396
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I just used mine for the first time and have been delighted with it. With an ambient temp of 66 it got my fermenter to 54 with two frozen half gallon jugs of water. Fantastic!

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Old 10-31-2013, 07:22 AM   #397
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Anyone tried to cut out in a hole in that CoolBrewing bag for a Peltier-type chiller? That would alleviate the need for the frozen bottles and will effectively provide a "foldable" fridge.

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Old 10-31-2013, 02:14 PM   #398
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What is a Peltier-type chiller?

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What is a Peltier-type chiller?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelectric_cooling
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #400
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Hey guys,

Just got my cooler bag a few weeks ago and I finally got to try it out. The reason I wanted the bag is A) Where I keep my fermenter a swamp cooler will not fit and I didn't want the mess. B) My man cave is always around 72 F so I needed something to help keep the temp down. C) I've been reading nothing but good things about these cooler bags.

Back to the bag.... For my second batch ever I made a ESB and finally got to try the cooler bag for the first time. I wanted to keep the temp around 64-66 F for the first fermentation... I used two 1 liter frozen water bottles I changed out every 12 hours, 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM. Also I left my blow off tube running to a bucket on the outside. Wrapped a aquarium thermometer in a towel and tape it in the middle of the carboy. I had no problem keeping my target temp range of 64-66 F, I got to 68 one time just because I got home late one night and didn't change out the bottles in time. After the fermentation I used one frozen 20 OZ bottle that I also switch out every 12 hours to maintain 68 F.


This guy works like a charm. I haven't had anybig issues with the bag. If your looking into one then make this a early Christmas present! It doesn't take up much space and it can hold a lot of bottles if needed. Just wanted to give my review on the bag and it's a winner in my book! (Only problem I had was to help with the airlock at the top I had to use a large tall cup to cover the lock. Also I should have used a smaller bucket so that it would fit inside of the bag but even so I didn't have a issue with keeping my target temps)

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