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Old 10-27-2011, 03:07 AM   #11
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I brew pretty much year round, some exception being the summer. Those that live in IL know how it is, you go outside for an hour and hang around the boiling kettle and feel like you've just taken a shower.

Right now is my favorite time of year. The closet on the exterior wall is perfect temp for fermenting (just brewed a stout that sat at 60 and still came darn close to erupting) and I can wear a t-shirt and a flannel and be comfortable while brewing. Love it!
Fall brewing! I love it.

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Old 10-27-2011, 03:08 AM   #12
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I brew more in the summer because I brew outdoors, but I don't stop brewing in the winter - just have to time it with the weather (not usually that hard in California).

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Old 10-27-2011, 03:36 AM   #13
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All year round. I hate brew days that start at 95 degrees (and by start, I mean that literally at 12:01 in a Florida August, it is 95 degrees) but you know what? Nobody's gonna call me a brew pansie! Plus, I have no room for long term storage, so to keep my pipeline going, I actually need to keep it going.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:55 AM   #14
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I brew whenever I get a wild hair up my butt!! So year round bout every two weeks.

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Old 10-27-2011, 02:02 PM   #15
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I only brew during seasons...
I'm not drunk, I'm from Wisconsin.
We have been out drinking your state since 1848!

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Old 10-27-2011, 02:15 PM   #16
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Year round. My longest brew-day of the year was an afternoon it was 116*, summer's aren't that bad

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Old 10-27-2011, 02:27 PM   #17
Oct 2011
Cedar Park, TX
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I brew year round. Summers really suck, especially this last drought ridden summer where temps were regularly well over 100F. But nothing that cold homebrews can't help out!

I have two chest freezers to maintain temps. Hardest part in summer is getting the wort to cool down quickly. I now keep a cooler full of ice water which I run through my IC with a pond pump - problem solved!

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Old 10-27-2011, 04:16 PM   #18
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I brew year round, adjusting what I brew to the season. The ground water can get a little warm in the summer... end up prechilling the IC water for the last 20-30 deg F.

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Old 10-27-2011, 04:28 PM   #19
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I brew every two weeks if I can (afford the ingredients and have empty fermenters). So I brew in all seasons. Where I live we have three seasons:

Bad Sledding
Road Construction
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:07 PM   #20
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Sounds like here in NE Ohio;winter & orange barrel season! I brew in whatever season I can afford to. Whatever I have a taste for so far. Got a Burton ale & a summer ale going now. Can't stand big,heavy stuff all the time.
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