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Forum: General Techniques 12-10-2012, 04:55 PM
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I don't really have time or inclination to...

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...
Forum: General Techniques 12-07-2012, 11:50 AM
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just briefly five errors there. 1) The main...

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...
Forum: General Techniques 12-06-2012, 11:56 AM
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Posted By dbdb
It will add to the thermal mass that is true. ...

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...
Forum: General Techniques 12-05-2012, 12:09 AM
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Posted By dbdb
Don't do that water is a conductor not an...

Don't do that water is a conductor not an insulator. You would just be increasing the surface area contact of the environment with the beer. Better to wrap the carboy in a towel and sit it on some...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2012, 09:42 PM
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Posted By dbdb
the book I'm reading says after fermentation is...

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.
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Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2012, 12:20 AM
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Posted By dbdb
Right I'm sure I can describe this without...

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...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2012, 01:10 PM
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Posted By dbdb
about 11C. The barrels have aquarium heaters in...

about 11C. The barrels have aquarium heaters in them which keep the liquid at a constant 20C (as I said) so does it matter?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2012, 06:46 AM
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Posted By dbdb
end of primary fermentation and heat

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...
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