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Old 09-15-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hey All-

So I have used the 'swamp cooler' method before, generally just wrapping a wet towel around a carboy while fermentation is happening. Sometimes I blow a fan on it too. I typically used this method when my apartment got very warm > 70-75 degrees to cool the brew down. With winter approaching, I can control the temperature of my apartment quite a bit more. However, I am wondering, even if I kept my apartment at 65 or so, can a swamp cooler be used to keep the carboy even cooler? Say closer to 60. Been thinking about that with respect to a pseudo-pils kit I got from northern brewer...

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Old 09-15-2010, 04:46 PM   #2
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The temperature attainable with evaporative cooling is dependent on the wet bulb temperature of the ambient air.

Not sure what the WBT would be inside your apartment in winter.
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