Sounds like I should use a swamp cooler. I have always been hesitant to try. It seems like putting the carboy in ice water will make it too cold.
-Can I still rely on the thermometer stuck on the side of the carboy for the wort temp assuming it is above the level of the ice water?
-How long do I need to keep the swamp cooler going for? I plan to use Safale-04 in a porter, it sounds like it will ferment fast with this yeast. I assume I can stop adding ice once the real active fermantion slows down?
Kevin - One Arm Brewery
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