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Old 06-18-2008, 02:42 PM   #11
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pre boil water, cool, add to a ziplock bag, freeze. When its time to cool... use your chiller to get it as far down as possible then drop in the ice. Voila!

Oh... be real careful using milk jugs for your brew. If you don't clean it out REAL good you're almost guaranteed to have a lactobacillus infection.


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Old 06-18-2008, 03:42 PM   #12
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Back in my extract days I'd preboil a gallon of water and sanitize any old throw away tupperware like chinese food soup containers, cool whip, etc as long as it was tapered from top to bottom. Fill them, freeze, then pop it out into the wort. When I finally got my fermentation fridge, I'd skip all that and simply chill down the entire volume of topoff water to about 40F.

I still do this exact process. I use the disposable ziploc containers. They are a good size, are tapered, and you can get lots of them for cheap. Plus, the plastic is soft enough that its still really easy to get the ice out after its expanded. Something that is not true for all tupperware.


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Old 06-19-2008, 06:58 AM   #13
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if you buy bottle water, can't you just put it in the freezer until near frozen, or do the same thing with sanitized water bottles? You can probably just stick it in the freezer for about 4-5 hours and then pour it into the wort. I think may be easier than trying to cut the bottle? I suppose one bottle may not be enough to lower the temperature and may be the only draw back.
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:11 PM   #14
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Bacteria contamination comes from the temperatur dangerzone. So boiling water & then cooling it you can still get bacteria. Plus boiling doesnt kill bacteria. It only weakens it. In most states the health department & probally the FDA regulates companies that make ICE. I would say that is safer then the old zip lock in your freezer, Unless you go from boiling water to rapid FREEZing. I say use common sense. I mean when goto the local brewpub. these guys arent wearing tyvax suits like when u goto a pig farm or chicken farm.

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if you buy bottle water, can't you just put it in the freezer until near frozen, or do the same thing with sanitized water bottles? You can probably just stick it in the freezer for about 4-5 hours and then pour it into the wort. I think may be easier than trying to cut the bottle? I suppose one bottle may not be enough to lower the temperature and may be the only draw back.
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I did this very thing the other month with my saison .... but instead of one gallon of spring water ... I used 3 gallons straight into the kettle while it was sitting in an icewater bath (freezer packs in tap water). Seemed to bring the temp down to pitching very quick. I'd say at least as quick if not quicker than a counterflow
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I did this very thing the other month with my saison .... but instead of one gallon of spring water ... I used 3 gallons straight into the kettle while it was sitting in an icewater bath (freezer packs in tap water). Seemed to bring the temp down to pitching very quick. I'd say at least as quick if not quicker than a counterflow
anyone ever heard of latent heat of fusion of ice??
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anyone ever heard of latent heat of fusion of ice??
Sorry ... not big into physics ..... dya wanna dumb it down for the likes of me?
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bump on the latent heat of fusion of ice
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anyone ever heard of latent heat of fusion of ice??
i haven't either, and i scored 138 on the stanford-binet. lack of education on a certain topic is not necessarily a sign of drooling (or being an engineer)
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Is this one of those Kompella or LaSerre things?


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