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Old 07-31-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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I know the answer is probably here, but I can't figure out the magic phrase for the search. Anyway...

Can this be done? I'd like to CC my IPAs but can't really afford a fridge/ deepfreeze and temp control gauge. I thought about filling a rubbermaid can w/ ice and CC it college keg party style, but does this need to be done for more than a couple days? Maybe it has to be better temp controlled than that? What's the word?


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Old 07-31-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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IMHO that would take a ton of ice and a lot of work - if you could even get it cold enough. Given what you said about not being able to afford it I'd still encourage you to scour Craigs List for a freezer (think cheap) and then build your own temp controller with the instructions listed in this link.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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If all you're doing is cold crashing have at it. I wouldn't worry about a temp controller unless you're looking to ferment or lager at a somewhat precise temp.
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