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Old 09-23-2009, 08:49 AM   #1
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I've only seen this at a baseball stadium in Korea and thought this maybe a more efficient type of cooling system.

Imagine a bath tank that is chilled and filled with water. They keep beer bottles/cans in there. I'm no thermodynamics expert, but to me it seems like a great way to control fermentation temperature to me. Not to mention I presume it's more energy efficient?

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Old 09-23-2009, 10:03 AM   #2
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It's actually a very efficient way of controlling temps, as water has a large thermal mass. Lots of people use water baths to keep their fermenters in.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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Shows my age, but a lot of pop coolers in stores were that way when I was growing up. Just a big metal bathtub full of water, with refrigeration equipment undnerneath to keep the water cold. This probably evolved from earlier versions using ice.
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