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Old 01-09-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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With the onslought of winter I have come across a new problem. I rent the house I live in and I do not plan on staying next year. Problem is this: It is too hot upstairs (SWMBO=coldblooded), and of course it is too cold in the basement to ferment my normal ales. Solution=Brew alot of steam beer? Ambient temp in the basement averages about 58-60 deg. Any thoughts or input on a temporary solution. Cheers to all.

Also I do plan on building a ferm chamber but not until I move.



 
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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With the onslought of winter I have come across a new problem. I rent the house I live in and I do not plan on staying next year. Problem is this: It is too hot upstairs (SWMBO=coldblooded), and of course it is too cold in the basement to ferment my normal ales. Solution=Brew alot of steam beer? Ambient temp in the basement averages about 58-60 deg. Any thoughts or input on a temporary solution. Cheers to all.

Also I do plan on building a ferm chamber but not until I move.
Get a temp controller and a brew belt or Ferm wrap or you can place the primary in a bucket of water like a swamp cooler but use a small aquarium heater to warm up the water


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Old 01-09-2013, 11:12 PM   #3
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I saw those brew belts in the northern brewer catalog, pretty sweet. I might have to consider it but it is only for such a short period of time. I have a temp controlled keezer, which i mostly use as a beer fridge (esp. since its devoid of kegs due to said issues). I could easily use it to lager steam beer in, so i might go that route. I was just looking for some off the wall possibilities Thanks for the input.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:18 AM   #4
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Check out WLP862 "Cry Havoc" yeast. It's very flexible...

Cheers!

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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Check out WLP862 "Cry Havoc" yeast. It's very flexible...

Cheers!
Interesting, haven't seen this strain before. Thanks for posting. Cheers and Go Sawx!



 
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