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Brewin' in the rain
« on: January 30, 2013, 08:45:38 PM »
Just started my boil, in the rain. I was just wondering if anyone had any good stories about brewing in the rain.

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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 09:03:44 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  I brew in the garage so I just get to look out at the rain mostly.  However, if I were brewing in the rain tonight I'd be worried about getting washed away.
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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 09:10:32 PM »
I brewed in the rain once. Posted about it here. (didn't want to repost it all in thread)
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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 12:27:08 PM »
Brewing in the rain sucks - especially after the boil...

This time of year, the Midwesterners are brewing in the snow, too:

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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 12:32:29 PM »
I'll take rain or snow over wind any day.  I have a pop up shelter I can put up to block rain.  No matter what I do to block wind, it always tried to blow the flame out.
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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 01:02:30 PM »
I use a popup awning too.

To battle the wind I made 2 rings out of 10" aluminum flashing.  One fits over my turkey cooker and has a cutout for the burner air/fuel intake.  The other is about 3' in diameter and sits on the ground around the cooker.  It allows enough air in for a good flame but stops the wind gusts from blowing out the burner.

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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 01:20:28 PM »
I use a popup awning too.

To battle the wind I made 2 rings out of 10" aluminum flashing.  One fits over my turkey cooker and has a cutout for the burner air/fuel intake.  The other is about 3' in diameter and sits on the ground around the cooker.  It allows enough air in for a good flame but stops the wind gusts from blowing out the burner.

Paul

Schucks man - I just put stuff in front it.

Seriously though - the wind (esp. cold wind) sucks. Changes my evaporation rate dramatically unless I keep an eye on the flame. I may have to try your aluminum windbreaker idea!
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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 01:30:54 PM »
my first brew with my little electric kettle was on my picnic table. thunder showers started. i unplugged it, carried it to the kitchen and resumed.  watched the rain from inside
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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 02:18:00 PM »
In Seattle, brewing in the rain is just called brewing...

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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 02:58:13 PM »
Brewing in the rain sucks - especially after the boil...

This time of year, the Midwesterners are brewing in the snow, too:



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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 03:34:37 PM »
In Seattle, brewing in the rain is just called brewing...

I was thinking the same thing.
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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 08:05:40 PM »
What is this thing you call rain?
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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2013, 11:01:32 PM »
In Seattle, brewing in the rain is just called brewing...

I was thinking the same thing.
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Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2013, 05:32:09 AM »
brewed in the rain many of times. I like weather (all types) so rain is always fun and somewhat poetic to me a long as it it is not coming down too hard. I really enjoy brewing in snow, as well. But I have to admit, a clear spring morning just as the sun is coming up and the sound of the burner roaring and clouds of smoke wafting past from a side project of boston butt smoking on apple, cherry and hickory tops all. :)

Edit: forgot to mention cup of hot coffee in my hand. ;)
« Last Edit: February 01, 2013, 05:34:03 AM by majorvices »
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Re: Brewin' in the rain
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2013, 06:19:06 AM »
Very nice.  I also have a Bbq smoker and have been known to multitask brewing and ribs together. Awful hard to beat !
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