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Old 09-30-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
Sep 2010
Cypress, Texas
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Just made a home made fermentation chamber. I live in Houston area where temps have been 100+ degrees outside for over a month and a half. Fermenting has been a challenge. Maintaing right temps has been tough.
Built this out of a old half height server cabinet. Lined the inside with styrofoam panels from lowes. Sealed with 4 cans of expandable foam. Made the door out of same panels. Door snugs right in opening. Cooling is provided by a small window AC unit. Temp was 99 when I started unit. Within 5 minutes, I achieved 67 degrees inside and holding. AC unit cycles on every 10 to 15 min, runs for 2 minutes to maintain temp. Now to brew a batch and try it out!
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Primary # 1- Happy Jack Punkin Ale (Samhain clone)
Secondary - air

Bottled and Conditioning- Oktoberfest
Drinking - Whatever is available

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Old 09-30-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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Nice! I needed something like that when I was in florida.

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