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Offline euge

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Re: Summer finally hit Washington. My yeast died.
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2013, 06:07:58 AM »
This will be the loveliest 4th in quite a while: 93F and below 30% humidity. Beautiful clear skies with a light chance of rain after 7pm. Here in Tx it is not much different than the rest of the South when it comes to home brewing- normally we have about 4 months in which to brew without some form of temp control. :-\

My thinking is that someone new to homebrewing and already thinking this is gonna be a lifetime pursuit should bite the bullet and buy or assemble some temperature control. I'm talking doing it right and using a freezer or fridge to control the fermentation of your beer. And I would do it before there are any more upgrades such as kegging or larger kettles or going all-grain etc...
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Re: Summer finally hit Washington. My yeast died.
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2013, 06:33:17 AM »
Read the "Beat the Heat" article that is down a ways. The author was from TX, and has some good solutions.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/zymurgy/free-downloads
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Re: Summer finally hit Washington. My yeast died.
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2013, 11:00:44 PM »
Tried the beer today, it does have some weird after taste. But hop flavor came through. In the past month I got a mini fridge from a garage sale, and started converting it to a temp control unit.

My next batch will be the same exact recipe, but with better control of temp. I am excited about trying this recipe with clean flavors.