So I have read a lot recently that the contact with a cool concrete floor in basements acts as a good source for cooling fermenters.
Right now I ferment in a swamp cooler in my basement and keep the fermenters at about 63 degrees when the ambient is 68 pretty much year round.
So my curiosity wants me to ask "Which is a better source for cooling fermenters, a swamp cooler or a concrete floor of the basement"
I don't have probes to measure the inside of fermenters so I am thinking about adding plain water to two nearly identical fermenters I have, putting one in my swamp cooler and leaving one on the concrete floor. I would measure the temps with my floating thermometer (it is calibrated and accurate).
If I find any significant data I will try again with different style buckets (Some of mine are flat on the bottom and some have a raised lip)
If anyone has any experience with this or any suggestions on a solution to put in the buckets that would be better than plain water (ie salt water, etc).
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