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Old 09-01-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Normally when I brew I am using an aquarium heater to keep my ferment temperatures up, since my cellar is nice and cool year round. This Summer, however, has been brutal in Pennsylvania and my basement temps have actually risen to almost 80-degrees.

My most recent batch was the first in which I had to figure out a way to keep the temperatures down. I immediately went with the tub of water & T-Shirt trick to see its effectiveness.

Whoever invented this method is near God-like in my book. Fermometer reading has been in the 66-70 degree region since fermentation started. I have four 2-liter bottles of water that I freeze. Every 8-12 hours I put 2 of these in the water, and put the other 2 back in the freezer.

Again, if the inventor is out there somewhere, I'm definitely hoisting my next few pints to you dear sir (or ma'am).
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:32 PM   #2
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what is this t-shirt trick you speak of?

 
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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Whoever invented this method is near God-like in my book.
You're welcome.

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Old 09-01-2010, 06:37 PM   #4
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Are you talking about a swamp cooler???

IE: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5126496_n.jpg

 
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:10 PM   #5
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Yeah, who ever invented wet t-shirts is a genius.

 
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:25 PM   #6
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Yeah, who ever invented wet t-shirts is a genius.
+1 on that.

wait... are we talking about contests or swamp coolers?
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:29 PM   #7
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If her swamps get cold I can warm them up!

 
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:31 PM   #8
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Was speaking about the swamp cooler. But now that you mention wet t-shirts, I'd say that guy gets a nod as well.
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