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Posted in thread: Conditioning Temperature? on 12-10-2012 at 05:55 PM
I don't really have time or inclination to correct you math, I pointed out it was wrong I would
think you could have worked out your error with a little effort. Are you still at school? Area
of a 12" ...
Posted in thread: Conditioning Temperature? on 12-07-2012 at 12:50 PM
just briefly five errors there. 1) The main error. It's not 30% more thermal mass, its 13%
more, check your math.2) Your surrounding water is open to the air so will lose/gain a lot more
heat than the...
Posted in thread: Conditioning Temperature? on 12-06-2012 at 12:56 PM
It will add to the thermal mass that is true. But unless you sit the carboy in a container much
bigger than the carboy it won't be a lot. Easy to work out, the increase in thermal mass is the
Posted in thread: Conditioning Temperature? on 12-05-2012 at 01:09 AM
I agree that it shouldn't be a problem, but to minimize the ambient temp changes, you could set
the carboy in a tub of water. That'll act as an insulator, keeping the beer temp a little more
Posted in thread: end of primary fermentation and heat on 11-21-2012 at 10:42 PM
the book I'm reading says after fermentation is over, cool the cider and rack it off. It was
written in 1917 though. I'm still thinking leave it warm for a couple of weeks before racking.
Surely this ...
Posted in thread: end of primary fermentation and heat on 11-21-2012 at 01:20 AM
Right I'm sure I can describe this without pictures, might just takle a thousand words. First
thing is I don't ferment in a bucket. I ferment in a plastic beer brew barrel, pretty solid,
holds 5 gallo...
Posted in thread: end of primary fermentation and heat on 11-20-2012 at 02:10 PM
about 11C. The barrels have aquarium heaters in them which keep the liquid at a constant 20C
(as I said) so does it matter?
Posted in thread: end of primary fermentation and heat on 11-20-2012 at 07:46 AM
I have two 5 gallons barrels about to finish primary fermentation. They are bubbling about 5 a
minute. They both have aquarium heaters in them keeping them at a constant 20C (68F). My
question is afte...