I had to do something about the heat. - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > I had to do something about the heat.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-06-2007, 03:02 AM   #1
Ryanh1801
 
Ryanh1801's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Addison,TX
Posts: 2,676
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts



Well after not having power for close to three days (damn storms) my house was getting way to hot for my beer. So I went and bought this. Seems to be working pretty well I have been throwing a frozen watter jug in their every once in a while, Last temp reading was 67. Im just hoping the thing does not break from the pressure, this is just a temporary fix until I buy a cooler.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 03:11 AM   #2
Alamo_Beer
 
Alamo_Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Manor, Tx
Posts: 2,439
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts


hey...your pic didn't post

Texas heat does kinda suck huh?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 03:24 AM   #3
Ryanh1801
 
Ryanh1801's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Addison,TX
Posts: 2,676
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts


yes it does, especially with no air conditioning. Picture should be working now.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 03:55 AM   #4
sause
Steel Comma Ale & Lagery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
sause's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2004
Menomonee Falls WI
Posts: 1,866
Liked 18 Times on 13 Posts


They shouldn't break what you did actually takes away most of the pressure on the carboy. Since the beer inside is almost the same density as water the presure inside the carboy is going to be almost the same as the outside. What you did should actually help your carboys.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strange Brewer
Had some Bud Light analyzed once. They told me my dog had diabetes... And was pregnant

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 12:13 PM   #5
CBBaron
 
CBBaron's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Cleveland
Posts: 2,786
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by sause
They shouldn't break what you did actually takes away most of the pressure on the carboy. Since the beer inside is almost the same density as water the presure inside the carboy is going to be almost the same as the outside. What you did should actually help your carboys.
I think the OP is referring to the container. Check out how the walls bow in the picture. I like how its supported by other stuff on hand.
Craig

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2007, 11:37 PM   #6
Ridge Runner
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Florence, KY
Posts: 333
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


What are your temps in your fermentation area? How often are you adding frozen bottles? Do you ever use a cover? I've been considering something similar until we move this summer. Thanks RR

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 12:04 AM   #7
Ryanh1801
 
Ryanh1801's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Addison,TX
Posts: 2,676
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
What are your temps in your fermentation area? How often are you adding frozen bottles? Do you ever use a cover? I've been considering something similar until we move this summer. Thanks RR
My house thermostat is turned on 75, but this room seems to stay a little warmer so I would say upper 70's. I have just been adding them when ever they are frozen again, Im not even sure if its helping any, but figured it can't hurt. I am going to use the cover but need to cut some holes in it, and also will have to drain some water out so the container will not bow out as much. I picked this up at walmart for 10 bucks so it will have to do until I can get a cooler or a cheap fridge. Being a poor college student sucks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 01:23 AM   #8
Ridge Runner
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Florence, KY
Posts: 333
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I wonder if you couldn't use some fiber tape or some elastic or rubber straps to reinforce the tub?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 01:51 AM   #9
Axegod
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
Ajax, Upper Canada (Toronto)
Posts: 470
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I have a similar set-up - but with the laundry sink. I taped styrofoam insulation to it and can get 50F temp. (ambient temp 70F) when I add about 2-3L of ice everyday. I used about $25 woth of styrofoam, insulation foam, and plastic and it took my 1/2 hour.

Maybe one day I'll get a fridge/freezer....
__________________
Primary :
Secondary:
Bottled:
On Order: nothing at all..for a few months
Thinking about: Plisner malt and saaz hops
Drinking:

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To heat or not to heat, that is the question gmsteve512 Cider Forum 4 09-26-2009 01:15 AM
Hard Cider - To heat or not to heat, that is the question. The Govna Cider Forum 7 02-23-2009 05:31 AM
Heat box help! plumber Fermenters 1 07-30-2008 05:03 PM
New SSRs! Trying to find a good heat sink, Can I mount both to one heat sink? Squeeky Brew Stands 1 05-27-2008 09:07 PM
How much heat? Beerdoc General Techniques 7 03-23-2006 11:26 PM


Forum Jump