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Old 12-27-2013, 05:29 AM   #11
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I have a large crawl space under my house. Maybe i will put some water down there for a couple days and check that temp.



 
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:37 AM   #12
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Also, how do i track the molt temp during fermentation? do I have to open my bucket to check the temp.



 
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:21 AM   #13
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this taught me. easy peasy
http://homebrewacademy.com/
just do the free registration and watch all of billys videos a couple times. only difference is tha ti use a bucket rather than a carboy to ferment.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:25 AM   #14
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Self sticking thermometer strips are available to put on the outside of the fermentor.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/fermometer.html

I now use a digital thermometer taped to the outside of the carboy, and insulated from the room air. It was only $6.00. I replaced it for kitchen use because it was slow to show temp of baking bread.

Your crawl space could be very inconvenient for handling a filled fermentor and tracking fermentation progress. Swamp coolers are very effective. Without a fan my swamp cooler will hold the fermenting wort 6 lower than ambient room temperature during active fermentation. Adding a fan 8 to 10 depending on OG.

 
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