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Old 03-14-2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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I live in Arizona and am thinking about purchasing a brewing kit. I figure I can put the primary carboy in the tub with some cold water to regulate the temp. Would I also need to do this with the secondary and with any bottles being conditioned?

 
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:37 AM   #2
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If you're using a secondary, temperature control is stil important, but not so much for bottle conditioning. We always suggest allowing the bottled beer to sit 3 weeks at 70 degrees before sampling. I don't know if 70 degrees in in your "do able" temperature for the bottles, but warmer won't really hurt it.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:42 AM   #3
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Ah, the wonderful world of temperature control in the desert... I've been using the tub o' cold water method myself with the occasional ice addition and it works fine - but can be a PITA. I eventually plan to get a chest freezer for fermentation temperature control.

 
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