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Old 12-09-2012, 12:29 AM   #151
OppamaBrendan
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I"m in a house I built with my very own two hands. The walls, floor, and ceiling have 20cm of glass wool insulation. What with my wood stove, the challenge is not to have a fermentation get too warm during the winter. Hope this story warms your hearts!
Oh nice! Its funny, Im from Canada and im not used to the cold INSIDE although its still tshirt weather outside.

The temperature controller is what I want, something I can use with a cooler in the summer and a heat pad in the winter. Any ideas where they can be found and price ranges? Johnson Controls' factory or warehouse is near my place maybe I can ask for a sample haha.
That newspaper contraption looked alright but I wonder if it would get moldy? There is a ton of condensation on my windows these days and i dont want to have any spores getting cozy and contaminating a batch...

 
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:26 AM   #152
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Let us know on the Johnson's. would love to get one if they aren't too pricy.

 
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:15 PM   #153
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The STC1000 can be had for cheap on ebay with easy delivery to Japan from Hong Kong. It's a simple build to give yourself a digital controller which will do heating and cooling.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:20 PM   #154
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Ok, I'm planning to buy the bag of English Ale Malts from Asahi BM pretty soon. Anyone interested in sharing the bag?

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:05 PM   #155
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Ok, I'm planning to buy the bag of English Ale Malts from Asahi BM pretty soon. Anyone interested in sharing the bag?
Im still interested. I had only picked up specialty malts from AB and am almost out of base malt. Also, I am just plain curious how ordering from them will go.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:59 PM   #156
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Im still interested. I had only picked up specialty malts from AB and am almost out of base malt. Also, I am just plain curious how ordering from them will go.
AFAIK, by fax and bank transfer.

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:38 AM   #157
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My house is damn cold in the winter. To keep my fermenter warm I wrap it with an old sleeping bag and have a small pet bed warmer (1700Y) tucked inside. That keeps it at a pretty constant 20C. To adjust the temp I very scientifically loosen or tighten the sleeping bag around the fermenter.

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:43 AM   #158
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If anyone is thinking of ordering some specialty malts I'd be interested in doing a group purchase... I'll even do all the leg work

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #159
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Alright there, all

Didn't realise there was a thread like this on the go:

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Ok, I'm planning to buy the bag of English Ale Malts from Asahi BM pretty soon. Anyone interested in sharing the bag?
Would be interested in finding out the details for the sacks of English Ale Malts from Asahi. 67 yen per 100g of uncrushed Marris Otter from advanced brewing works out a bit expensive. Are they shipped from the big plant at Fukushima?? 25kg sacks?? How good is the price?

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Oh nice! Its funny, Im from Canada and im not used to the cold INSIDE although its still tshirt weather outside.
Yeah, hotter inside than outside in the summer and colder inside than out in the winter. Keeps the kotatsu business going though,, I suppose

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:41 AM   #160
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Asahi malt ships from Shiga. Not guaranteed MO, it's only listed as English pale malt. But it is a good malt. 20k sacks. 3700 to 3900 a bag. Crushed bags run a bit more. 2row, pale malt, munich, german (pils?), and wheat. And you might want to join the Kinki brewers FB group. We're always doing group buys on malts and hops and gear. Let me know if you're interested in that.
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