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Old 06-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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You guys fermenting on carpet with no temp control attempt at all are nuts.....
This all day... Temp control would def have saved you this headache. Awesome pics anyway though.


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Old 06-15-2012, 12:46 PM   #12
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If I wasn't late for work, I would have put it in the shower at least, so I totally agree on the carpet was a bad idea. I've made many batches and have never had anything close to this happen, but this was the first really high gravity one. SMWBO wasn't mad so I'm very thankful for that!

What do you guys use for temperature control? Some kind of small refrigerator or something else?


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Old 06-15-2012, 12:55 PM   #13
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If I wasn't late for work, I would have put it in the shower at least, so I totally agree on the carpet was a bad idea. I've made many batches and have never had anything close to this happen, but this was the first really high gravity one. SMWBO wasn't mad so I'm very thankful for that!

What do you guys use for temperature control? Some kind of small refrigerator or something else?
I got an old upright freezer and put a ranco dual stage temp controller on it. Works great!
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #14
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If I wasn't late for work, I would have put it in the shower at least, so I totally agree on the carpet was a bad idea. I've made many batches and have never had anything close to this happen, but this was the first really high gravity one. SMWBO wasn't mad so I'm very thankful for that!

What do you guys use for temperature control? Some kind of small refrigerator or something else?
Before I installed an axillery AC unit, I would ferment downstairs on the concrete in the coolest room of the house. Typically would then use a fan to blow across the bucket. Works for the most part. And the the room in the basement typically would stay in the upper 60s.

There is a floor drain in the room as well. Helps if I got any spills.
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Haha, that is great. At least put a towel down or something...Before I got my fermenting freezer I always kept it on hard floors that are easy to clean up, and even then I still put it on a towel in case of any drips or anything.
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If I wasn't late for work, I would have put it in the shower at least, so I totally agree on the carpet was a bad idea. I've made many batches and have never had anything close to this happen, but this was the first really high gravity one. SMWBO wasn't mad so I'm very thankful for that!

What do you guys use for temperature control? Some kind of small refrigerator or something else?
Won't be the last time, believe me.

Chest freezer with external controller, Johnson or Ranco.
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If I wasn't late for work, I would have put it in the shower at least, so I totally agree on the carpet was a bad idea. I've made many batches and have never had anything close to this happen, but this was the first really high gravity one. SMWBO wasn't mad so I'm very thankful for that!

What do you guys use for temperature control? Some kind of small refrigerator or something else?

I would recommend a blast chamber if you are going to continue to brew that DFH recipe.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:28 PM   #18
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Nice Pictures!!! In the famous words of Tommy Boy "That was AWESOME!!!"

Like landshark, i currently use the basement and can regualarly keep my temp at 62-64* but have never tried an imperial.
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Chest freezer with external controller, Johnson or Ranco.
This. In fact, I've got two.
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Looks like it might have even got into the HVAC. Should smell pretty good when the air kicks on. I wonder if Yankee Candle sells a malt or hop one?


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