I started a blog to keep a history of brew recipes, and I have also included a page on the brutus build. Hopefully by the end I will have a list of what we ordered and prices. As of now we hope to keep below $1000 for everything and I think we will make it.
Not 100% sure yet. Got a lot of ideas, a bunch seem overzealous though.
1. Expandable urethane foam all over the container and...
2. if needed a peltier pad or other heat pump so it can work both ways.
(overzealous is aerogel)
Last edited by tjmustard; 04-13-2009 at 06:00 AM.
Ok just saw apparatus' brutus build and am very jealous! When I move I gotta build a brutus like his!
So little update. Dad and I are going to build a fermenting room off the AC/Boiler room lined with 4 inches of PE foam. The AC/Boiler room stays a constant 68-72 F and should be sufficient. The brutus is almost done! Thought we would be done last weekend but we always find about 10 things we need to buy. So hopefully we will be brewing mid next week.
Ah the room will be controlled by houses system. There shouldn't be any reason now to use a heating element or a cooling one for now. Maybe in late July - early Sept when it get really hot here. Then again in Dec - Feb when it gets cold. For now I think with the amount of insulation (theoretical of R20 value) we should be just fine.