I have been reading up on the "Big Beers" and how to brew them. I was hoping to get some confirmation that I am not way off base here like another dry ice thread.
I am not trying to debate the legalities of Ice Distilling nor care to see this in the thread. It is 100% legal where I am, if it is not by you then don't do this!!!...
WARNING: The process that I am outlining here can be extremely dangerous as there IS a flammable gas involved, extreme temperatures and the use of known carcinogenic agents. IF you are going to try this please take precautions to protect yourself!!!!
My plan is to brew up a 20% "Big Beer" or as close as I can get to 20%. I understand the steps and the PITA it will be. I am hoping to use the freezing paradox/ice still to take the brew the last leg of its journey to +25% or stronger!
This winter I will set my "Big Beer" outside in the garage to get it as near freezing as possible. The issue is that at 20% it has to get really
cold to even freeze a little (-15 f ). I read that in order to get it to 30% ABV it would need to -30 f. It gets cold here but not that cold out of the wind.
What if I took my "cold beer" (I am estimating around 3 gallons) and racked it to a 5 gallon SS brew kettle. Then took a 1 gallon brew kettle (suspended by a chain on a pulley?) added in a block of dry ice and then filled it 3/4ish with acetone and lowered this small kettle into the beer, without getting the dry ice/acetone in the beer (like a pot in a pot), would that be enough to freeze the water in the beer causing the ice paradox? or should I add in the dry ice, lower it in and then fill the small SS kettle w/ acetone? Would this work better with a small copper pot instead of SS? Does this even have a chance of working?
This should give me a temp that is just warmer than -108 f and EOTH freezes at -114 f. Is my science off or flawed here? This is the same principle that is used to overclock and cool computer chips for extreme competitions and I thought it may be able to be applied to home brewing.
Thanks for any advice/input.