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Old 04-13-2014, 06:32 PM   #11
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Why not just use the no-chill method during high pollen days? You are pumping just below boiling wort into airtight sealed containers with small openings. The odds of getting stuff in there is extremely small when compared to the large surface area exposed during chilling.

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Old 04-13-2014, 10:51 PM   #12
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Default Brewing during pollen season

Brew on man! I have terrible allergies and here in northern ca... This is some of the worst in the country!

As the ^^ other poster said... No chill is awesome and I do it all the time so I can get it put away a lot quicker.! I always worry about shi#% flying into my brew in the warmer weather so I try to move it to my shed the minute I cool it down.


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Old 04-14-2014, 02:41 AM   #13
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I lived outside of ATL for a decade, people don't know what pollen is until they're in the South in spring.

I think if you keep the lid on during cooling, you're just fine.
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:14 PM   #14
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If you don't like an open container of chilled wort, you can shell out some bucks for a pump and a plate chiller (and maybe add a spigot to your kettle). Re-circulate hot wort through the chiller and pump (with cooling water off) for a few minutes to sanitize the lines, then turn on the chiller and knock-out the hot wort straight into your sanitized fermenter. There's very little exposure of your chilled wort that way (but it do cost $$).
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I'm from Georgia, I think the worst is finally over with. I think it's mainly when all the pines are in bloom when it's the worst.
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Oh yeah, I brewed that weekend and it went alright. I put the lid on while chilling and it bubbled away for three days in carboys. I split the batch between two carboys to do two different yeasts. Haven't sampled or anything yet but I'll letchya know.

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