Or you can just flip over a muffin tin and use the other side.
I'd like to discuss an idea for a temperature controlled fermentation chamber. Would it be possible/worthwhile to use the cold winter air to cool an insulated indoor box for the purpose of controlling fermentation temperatures? I envision a simple duct between the chamber and outside with an inline fan, controlled by an electronic temperature controller, and some type of flap to prevent air movement unless the fan is on.
In the bigger picture, why can't we use cold outside air for our refrigeration needs on our kegerators and even household fridges? Just imagine how much energy this could save if implemented on a global scale anywhere there's a cold winter!
It just seems like some kind of massive collective insanity to me to use precious energy to cool a space inside of a heated space in winter!
I'm sure it has been done. My big ideas usually turn out to have been already thought up by someone else.
True!I'm jealous of 40 degree chilling water.
That definitely helps a lot. You probably wouldn't be jealous of me when I'm blowing through propane keeping my boil kettle going in 20-40 below weather!
I'm jealous of 40 degree chilling water.
2). I recently read, either in Mitch Steele's IPA book or the Brewing Elements Hops book, that your body chemistry can actually change the chemistry in the glass as you drink it. Saliva + Hoppy chemicals = differing tastes from top to bottom of glass. (Maybe that was a dream I had, though...)
Some things are great ideas, not so much in use. It would probably need to be 1/2" ID to have enough volume. For me it's hard to beat the simplicity of the gas-thief method.
Looks like a different implementation of the same idea.
Check it out...is this what you had in mind?
Well that's the concept.
I was thinking this for a one way valve. http://www.alcopro.com/products/alcohol-testing-supplies/mouthpieces/alco-sensor-iv-mouthpiece.html
Cane would slide on the "in" side of the valve and your tubing on the "out" side. Assuming it worked, the valves are individually sterile packaged and 100 of them cost $17.