« on: March 05, 2012, 07:33:00 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions guys!
Re: controlling fermentation temperatures - I usually put my primary in our second bathroom where it stays in the mid-60s. Would figuring out a way to control fermentation temperature have a greater affect on the final batch compared to the time needed to chill the wort down? And how big a fridge/freezer are we talking about that it would fit a primary?
In short yes, fermentation temperature control. I think every book I've read and every professional brewer I 've talked to have said the #1 piece of advice they give to improve ones beer is fermentation temperature control. Don't get stuck with the idea that it must be a fridge/freezer though. There are some other options and great inventions that can suffice. Check ghetto chill in archives for instance. Also a temp contoller will also be required. I do love my wort chiller too though. My best advice would be , whatever you get be sure it will meet your needs for years to come