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Old 12-11-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default How Hard is Winter on my Brutus Clone

So, it has been in the teens for a couple days now and winter has really started to set in and it got me thinking. Is my brutus clone going to be ok in the garage at these cold a$$ temps? Specifically im worried about the love controllers, and not so much the pumps and asco's.

If SWMBO decides I can brew this winter is there a specific warm up process i can do to get it ready? IE heat the garage up for a half hour or something before i turn it on. (im not finished with it but the control panel is basically done. I just got to run the pump wires into it and im almost GTG



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Everything should be fine. Only thing I would ever worry about is after use making sure all liquid is out of everything. Could freez and split lines and what not.

Controllers should be fine, I would warm things up in there for my comfort. Good rule of thumb, make it comfortable for you and the electronics should be happy too.



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My main concern would be the pumps having water in the housing. Not sure how to drain them without dismounting them.

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My main concern would be the pumps having water in the housing. Not sure how to drain them without dismounting them.
Blast of air from a compressor will blow all the water out.
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Electronics don't mind cold at all!

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Blast of air from a compressor will blow all the water out.
Don't use a compressors, the compressed air contains small oil partials.


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