The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > How to brew in garage without running water

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
ImperialStout
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Litchfield, Maine
Posts: 238
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default How to brew in garage without running water

How to brew in winter in the garage presents some problems. Biggest problem is using an immersion cooler without running water or a drain.

No problem in the summer, just run the garden hose and another one to drain out the back door. What do you do in the winter?

__________________

"Ask not what your country can brew for you ; ask what you can brew for your country."

"ich braute dieses Bier mit meinem Hund" (Life is indeed short: Get a Beagle and a Beer

ImperialStout is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
TyTanium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,944
Liked 542 Times on 382 Posts
Likes Given: 415

Default

I still use my garden hose. I collect the runoff in my mash tun & in another bucket to use for cleaning. And I drain the hose really well so it's not a block of ice next time.

__________________
TyTanium is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2012, 07:25 PM   #3
shawshank24
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lakewood, CO
Posts: 15
Default

i circulate ice water through my IC using an aquarium pump http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

__________________
shawshank24 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
bschoenb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 323
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ImperialStout View Post
How to brew in winter in the garage presents some problems. Biggest problem is using an immersion cooler without running water or a drain.

No problem in the summer, just run the garden hose and another one to drain out the back door. What do you do in the winter?
just continue to run it out the back door on the lawn; although I do use a Kerosene Heater to keep the garage inside above freezing; then drain the hose afterwards....
__________________

~ BIAB : All Grain Made Easy ; Mash, Sparge, Boil all in the same Kettle ~ all you need is a bag and a hook!

bschoenb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
android
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 3,117
Liked 37 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

this winter i was able to brew a few times, but normally, i just don't brew much in the winter.

__________________
primary: APA

ebay temp controller | thermostat temp controller
android is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
duboman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenview, IL
Posts: 5,951
Liked 450 Times on 419 Posts
Likes Given: 200

Default

It's a pain and adds some time to the brew day but I do everything the same except drain and coil the hose back up in the garage when done so it doesn't freeze, oh and some ice melt on the drive so my kids and wife don't slip and sue me!

__________________
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010
duboman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #7
bucfanmike
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bucfanmike's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Duluth
Posts: 1,012
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

i half fill an extra large cooler the night before and let it sit out and freeze. When its time to chill i carry 10 more gallons of water and dump it in on the ice. I use a submersible pump to pump this through my IC.

__________________

Mike in Duluth

Currently on Tap
1. Hefeweizen
2. BM Centennial Blonde
3. LHMS Clone

Pipeline
Next on Tap-Denny Conn Rye IPA
Kegged and aging Ed Worts Apfelwine, Denny Conn BVIP
Fermenters -

bucfanmike is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2012, 12:59 AM   #8
JoshuaW
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: South Bend, Indiana
Posts: 193
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I use my hose periodically in the winter. If it is frozen, throw hot water on it. Once you get it flowing, dont turn it off. I would imagine that the freezing water would be great for wort cooling.

__________________
JoshuaW is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2012, 01:07 AM   #9
thommcc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Carbondale, IL
Posts: 9
Default

It's been such a mild winter this year in the midwest I didn't really have to worry about it.

__________________
thommcc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2012, 01:39 AM   #10
lylo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lacombe, Alberta
Posts: 199
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Look into no-chill.

__________________
lylo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hot and Cold water in the Garage for Brewing jollyjake DIY Projects 8 02-22-2012 02:58 PM
Running beer lines from garage into Living Room imperialipa DIY Projects 20 01-27-2012 09:12 PM
RIMS tube running a DIY water jacket? Hypnolobster DIY Projects 6 02-22-2011 08:36 PM
Running a 220 line out the garage - sanity check! HomebrewJeff DIY Projects 29 05-14-2009 10:41 PM
adding water and sink in the garage brrman DIY Projects 10 11-25-2007 08:37 PM