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Old 07-29-2009, 07:34 AM   #1
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So a buddy and myself decided to brew a 11 gal batch today in 107 F weather. For the most part (mashing, boiling, heating up water) we just sat in my house and watched everything from the A/C through the sliding glass doors, not a bad way to brew. However it was still just a pain in the a$$ to walk outside and check a temp, let alone do something for more than a few mins out there. You would walk out and instantly be sweating, woot heat+humidity. It was a great idea and a horrible idea at the same time. Should be a good IPA though. So whats it like, anyone actually brewing outside (not hiding in their house) during this heat wave in the northwest?

Im excited for the beer and believe me you, not going to brew again until the temp drops to low 90s ideally the low 80s, holy crap this is hot. Common, im from Oregon, where is my RAIN!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:28 AM   #2
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Brewin_CRAZY - You are certifiably insane, forget crazy.
If the temp hits 90F I'm searching for air conditioning and not leaving. Let alone stand over a boiling pot.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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Brewing tends to be intense activity, followed by long stretches of waiting. Those long stretches can be spent INSIDE, if it is too hot.

I'm brewing Friday afternoon. Forecast is 82*F. Which is really nice for the end of July in the Memphis area.

I have two brews on the schedule for August. However, if it is TOO stinking hot, I have the pipeline full, so I can delay them if needed.

 
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:36 PM   #4
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Brewing outside in Houston, TX. Temps this year have been in the mid 100's for most of the summer, but outside brewing is the way to go! (Of course, the pool makes things a lot nicer!)

 
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:33 PM   #5
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Brewing outside in Houston, TX. Temps this year have been in the mid 100's for most of the summer, but outside brewing is the way to go! (Of course, the pool makes things a lot nicer!)
No way man, I would die. For the little time I spent outside, in the shade where it was 107 I just wanted to keel over. I would rather brew in the snow, much rather brew in the snow and let the alcohol warm me up!!!!
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:37 PM   #6
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LOL, it's all in what you're used to I guess. I can't stand to be cold, I'm miserable in the cold. I don't mind the heat, but you can keep the cold! I moved to Houston almost four years ago from Memphis, and the climate was a big part in my asking for the transfer.

 
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:46 PM   #7
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This thread is giving me deja vu

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f19/brew...hlight=weather

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/anyb...g-heat-129593/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/brew...eather-120130/

 
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:47 PM   #8
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Nooo, this one is nothing like those threads, its in 107 deg heat... haha, yea it seems to be a trend thats going around... Stupid heat
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"I dont home brew because I'm poor, I'm poor because I home brew!!!" -Me

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Old 07-29-2009, 08:35 PM   #9
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LOL, it's all in what you're used to I guess. I can't stand to be cold, I'm miserable in the cold. I don't mind the heat, but you can keep the cold! I moved to Houston almost four years ago from Memphis, and the climate was a big part in my asking for the transfer.
Another one here.

I can't stand to be cold but I do not like the heat. That makes South Texas winters great. Not too cold.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:09 PM   #10
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i'm brewing up in whidbey island. a little cooler than 107 in Portland. Its about 92 right now. Wort is cooling as i type.

 
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