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Old 09-27-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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So I wanted to find out what you guys have in terms of fermentation control, lagering, and storing equipment. Right now I have a chest freezer with a temp controller on it that will only hold one carboy. So if I decide to lager I've tied up my fermentation control for a while. What you do you guys have that allows you to brew more often?
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:37 PM   #2
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well for ales I use the wet t-shirt in a tub of water with a fan on it. it keeps my ales at about 67* without the fan. 61* with the fan.
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:13 AM   #3
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So I wanted to find out what you guys have in terms of fermentation control, lagering, and storing equipment. Right now I have a chest freezer with a temp controller on it that will only hold one carboy. So if I decide to lager I've tied up my fermentation control for a while. What you do you guys have that allows you to brew more often?
More freezers. Three freezers should do it. One for ale fermenting and conditoning. One for lagering, and one for lager fermentation and cold storage. Oh yeah; lots of swag for SWMBO too.
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:24 AM   #4
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Luckily for me SWMBO keeps the house set at 65 with the AC so i just ferment on my dining room floor.

 
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:25 AM   #5
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1 fridge for fermenting with a heating pad and duel stage controller, 1 for lagering and some kind of device for storing multiple kegs and serving out of.

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Old 09-28-2008, 03:53 AM   #6
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I have a 3-bucket temp-controlled freezer, so I can ferment three beers at a time, so long as they use the same temperature.

I have a keezer with room for a bucket or carboy if I ever decide I want to do a lager, which I have little desire to do at this point.

I have a refrigerator next to the freezers that I'm currently using to crash cool a beer that was a week ahead of the other two in the fermenting freezer.

I have an awesome SWMBO
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:20 AM   #7
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Off topic.. hey Brewbrain, is your avatar the trash heap from fraggle rock?

 
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:10 AM   #8
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Off topic.. hey Brewbrain, is your avatar the trash heap from fraggle rock?
It is. I've had a few people pm me saying it was driving them nuts trying to remember where they'd seen that thing
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:25 AM   #9
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I made a son of fermentation chiller that is large enough for 2 primaries. When I secondary I do it at room temperature if I need the chiller for primaries.
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:47 AM   #10
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It is. I've had a few people pm me saying it was driving them nuts trying to remember where they'd seen that thing
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