Swamp Cooler - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Swamp Cooler

Thread Tools
Old 10-19-2011, 04:31 AM   #1
Feb 2011
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 464
Liked 10 Times on 6 Posts

I am planning on using swamp cooler on my next brew, I have a read that a lot of people use regular 20 oz bottles to control the temp but they have to switch them out a few times a day to keep the temp down. Does any use half gallon or full gallon jugs to maintain a constant temp longer or would that drop the temp too low for an ale?

Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 04:56 AM   #2
Apendecto's Avatar
Jul 2009
Rockwood, MI
Posts: 457
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts

Get one of those $2 stickers from your brew store that tells you your beers temp and slap it on the carboy (not a part that would be submerged).

If this isn't feasible, measure the water temperature. You can estimate the beer will be around 10 warmer. I ferment my beer in the 60's and the fermenting chamber is set at 55.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swamp Cooler - need ice? Heavyfoot Fermentation & Yeast 6 10-15-2011 05:37 PM
Would this work for a swamp cooler? wookiemofo Fermentation & Yeast 8 02-27-2011 09:47 PM
Swamp Cooler Breck09 Fermentation & Yeast 3 07-03-2010 04:56 PM
Swamp cooler/Fermentation question. JOHN51277 Fermentation & Yeast 2 03-26-2010 03:31 PM
Should I swamp cooler my secondary? jevehn Fermentation & Yeast 3 10-28-2009 04:30 PM

Forum Jump