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Posted in thread: How to keep stainless fermenters at 70F? on 09-17-2013 at 09:05 PM
Another option is immersing the fermenter in a large cooler or tub and using an aquarium heater
to maintain warmer temps. Most have their own thermostat that goes down to 68 or 70F. You can
Posted in thread: Great Wedding Beer Experience on 07-02-2012 at 06:40 PM
A good friend got married last year. He decided to rent a huge house near Breckenridge, CO for
the wedding, the reception, and two days partying on either side. Of course, he would have to
Posted in thread: Imperial IIPA recipe, suggestions? on 06-18-2012 at 10:51 PM
PVH, thanks for your input. I am a relatively new brewer and am still trying to find my way
around the block. Am I correct in understanding that the earlier in the boil the hops are
added, the more bi...
Posted in thread: Imperial IIPA recipe, suggestions? on 06-18-2012 at 09:38 PM
IMO, this is the beer where you go all out on the hops. I would double at least some of the
late additions. Also, you say you want a sweet beer, but like bob says, your recipe probably
goes too far th...
Posted in thread: 15 Gallon Conical Fermenter Cooling System on 06-07-2012 at 08:11 PM
How much SS coil do you think you really need? I wonder if a "U" extending a foot or so into
the fermenting beer would be enough.
Posted in thread: NHC 2012 First Round Scoresheets on 05-11-2012 at 07:23 PM
Bummed that a 41 on my Imperial Rye IPA wasn't good enough to place in the specialty category
at San Diego. Must have been some tight competition.I hear you man. I had a 21A score a 42 in
Denver and n...
Posted in thread: Noob question about storing and temp on 04-26-2012 at 08:01 PM
Keep in mind that immersing the fermenter in water is not as much a way of cooling the
fermenting beer as keeping its temperature steady. Even if you get large ambient temperature
swings in your main ...
Posted in thread: My Modest Basement Pub. on 04-12-2012 at 09:12 PM
A stripper pole is a good idea, but wood may not be the best material for long term use.
Posted in thread: How important is fermenting temp? on 04-12-2012 at 09:02 PM
On a scale of 1 to 2, 1 meaning it does not matter and 2 meaning it is critical, fermentation
temp is a 2. There are a ton of ways to keep the temp down. Do a search for a simple swamp
cooler and read...
Posted in thread: One brew day, 3 brews on 04-12-2012 at 05:25 PM
If you can swing it, 2 kettles will reduce your brewing time significantly since bringing the
wort to a boil, the boil itself, chilling, and whirlpooling/settling all happen in the kettle.
If you mash...