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Old 07-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
Jan 2012
Teutopolis, Illinois
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I found one of these bad boys on target for 14 bucks. Will this work for a make shift fermentation chamber? I use the buckets.

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Old 07-15-2012, 12:54 AM   #2
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Feb 2011
Ponderay, Idaho
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I am using one of the in putting together a Low Tech Lagering System (presented in the Basic Brewing Video on Lagering). It is the 60 Quart Igloo Ice Cube. Mine will work with a temperature control unit that will circulate cold water for cooling. You coul also use water, and some frozen water bottles to control temps. But short answer is Yes you can use this to control fermentation temps.


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Old 07-15-2012, 01:56 AM   #3
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Nov 2011
Plymouth, MA
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Bought two this week...already used one for cold crashing, going to crash two more batches and temp. control a brew tomorrow. Fantastic dimensions on these things!

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
Dec 2011
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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I use one as a swamp cooler in my basement and add an aquarium heater when neccessary. I made a foam top for it bit it's not really neccessary. I'm actaully going to use it as a BIAB hybrid mash tun on brewdays too.
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Bottled: House Pale split US-05/WLP 400, Cottage House Saison
Fermenting: American Hefeweizen, Small beer with 3rd runnings of Hefeweizen
On Deck: Wit, Skeeter Pee

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