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Old 06-29-2013, 01:14 PM   #351
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It seems surprising but I think you will have more luck when you add the beer.
I think you are right, now that I think about it.. a large mass of beer inside that bag will surely help keep the air temperature a bit more stable.

 
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:30 PM   #352
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I think you are right, now that I think about it.. a large mass of beer inside that bag will surely help keep the air temperature a bit more stable.
You really want to monitor and control the beer temperature rather than the air temperature. If you tape the thermocouple on the side of your fermenter and insulate from the air (tape a small folded towel or piece of foam over the thermocouple) you are measuring the temperature of the fermenter which is much closer to the temperature of the beer inside than to the air outside. This is similar to how the stick on fermometers work.

You will see slower temperature fluctuations this way also.

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Old 07-08-2013, 09:17 AM   #353
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Are these usable with Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 20L ? I'm mostly worried about the airlock. Since it moves up and down I'm worried the material could keep it from moving up.

 
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:16 AM   #354
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Just ordered mine hopefully this can result in beer batch #4 actually tasting good.

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Old 07-09-2013, 05:31 PM   #355
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Are these usable with Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 20L ? I'm mostly worried about the airlock. Since it moves up and down I'm worried the material could keep it from moving up.
Hi, that is a good question.

We have not done any specific testing with Speidel airlocks yet.

A customer stopped by our booth at the National Homebrewers Conference a few weeks ago and told us he is using a Speidel fermenter in our fermentation cooler without any issues. He stated he placed a tall plastic pitcher over the airlock to be sure it has room to move.

We do have a 45 day no questions asked return policy if you would like to try it out.

Hope this helps,

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Quick question I'm a rack to a secondary kind of guy after 7-10 days. This might be a dumb question but is it still necessary to keep it strictly cool in a secondary?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:09 PM   #357
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The cold will help clear it... But not strictly nessecary unless the ambient is a temp you wouldn't want finished beer sitting at.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:53 PM   #358
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Quick question I'm a rack to a secondary kind of guy after 7-10 days. This might be a dumb question but is it still necessary to keep it strictly cool in a secondary?
You need to give adequate time for the yeast to clean up before lowering the temp too much. I'll let you decide exactly how long that is.

I have let many beers rise to room temp after fermentation is complete. It doesn't seem to cause any problems. I keg so the beer clears while I wait for it to carb.

 
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:50 PM   #359
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Hi, that is a good question.

We have not done any specific testing with Speidel airlocks yet.

A customer stopped by our booth at the National Homebrewers Conference a few weeks ago and told us he is using a Speidel fermenter in our fermentation cooler without any issues. He stated he placed a tall plastic pitcher over the airlock to be sure it has room to move.

We do have a 45 day no questions asked return policy if you would like to try it out.

Hope this helps,

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I've used my 30L Speidel fermenter in a CoolBrewing bag 4 times....have one in right now.
However, using the Speidel airlock hasn't worked as the top of the bag press down on it to tightly for the orange airlock top to move. So, I just use a regular airlock in a bung.

I looked for an item like a plastic cup to put on top of it but didn't spend too much time on it. One 2 of the fermentations I did use the Speidel airlock after about a week when the majority of fermenting was done and it worked fine. I still have plenty of room.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:37 AM   #360
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I'm going to have to get this for my next batch. Right now I have a cardboard box of about the same size with a little gap opened up sitting right in front of my AC. It was actually able to get the temp 8-12 degrees below ambient during primary fermentation, but right now it is only 5 degrees below ambient (actually seems to cool less the colder it is outside, but that makes sense because the AC isn't working as hard), so it is not consistent. Not to mention I don't need to be running my AC 24/7.

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