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Old 01-23-2011, 01:51 PM   #1
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Brings a new meaning to immersion chiller

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Old 01-23-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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Nice! I used to do that until I learned that the snow will actually insulate the kettle...always wondered why it took so long in the snow! It will cool the metal but then serve to insulate the wort. Makes great fun and good pics, though!

Actually hoping your Steelers win today! J-E-T-S $UCK $UCK $UCK!

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Old 01-23-2011, 08:26 PM   #3
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Actually hoping your Steelers win today! J-E-T-S $UCK $UCK $UCK!
Sorry for taking this off topic but I just heard a news flash. I heard that due to the recent loss to the Jets that the Pats have decided to withdraw from the NFL and participate in the Lingerie Football League. Kraft has fired coach Bill Belichick and hired Ru Paul as Head Coach. Tom Brady has been quoted as saying, " I am so happy now. I can wear a garter belt and wear my hair as long as I want".
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:30 PM   #4
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Hopefully they don't leave and stay in the division. We wouldn't them to be replaced by a team that can actually beat the Jets.

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Old 01-23-2011, 08:49 PM   #5
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:13 AM   #6
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I tried cooling mine in the snow a few weeks ago. Took forevvvver. Got to drunk waiting for it to cool, and my sanitation went down hill. The result is the ****ty porter in my keg.

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Old 01-25-2011, 02:30 AM   #7
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I tried it last weekend also, I figured I can use the snow for something other than shoveling. Sadly it's true... The snow just acts as great insulator and it took about 5 hours longer than a cold water bath. So it turns out snow is good for nothing.

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Old 01-25-2011, 02:42 AM   #8
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I make ice "bricks" from the snow to add to my water bath.

Works like a charm!

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Old 01-25-2011, 03:07 AM   #9
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What i did this last brew was just pack my MLT (cooler) and just recirculated that water through the IC, as it melted i just packed it with more snow. ended up chilling to 50 degrees in 20 min.

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Old 01-25-2011, 07:53 AM   #10
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I put the kettle in the bathtub, filled with water to top of wort, and brought in shovel-loads of snow in..

chilled that bish down in 20 minutes... of course it was only 2.5 gallons..

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