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Brrrrrrew Day
« on: December 05, 2013, 12:37:07 PM »
Brewing my Brass Knuckles IPA today. Should call is Brass Monkey. Its 13° out. Good test for my yoga mat MT cozy. After 40 minutes it's only lost 2°, but I started 2° high so all good.

Ground water is 43° so my IC ought to work well lol

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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 01:04:20 PM »
I hope there are some holes in that MT cozy for you to put your hands in to keep warm!
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 01:11:47 PM »
I hope there are some holes in that MT cozy for you to put your hands in to keep warm!

+1.  Those are the beers you really appreciate, the ones you sacrificed for.   :)
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 01:27:05 PM »
Brrrrrr! Yep, gonna be a chilly brew this weekend. I may break down and get a little heater for the garage. 
Any recommendations?
Anybody ever use those dish type models? 
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 01:49:28 PM »
Brrrrrr! Yep, gonna be a chilly brew this weekend. I may break down and get a little heater for the garage. 
Any recommendations?
Anybody ever use those dish type models?

The Blichmann of little garage heaters: http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?c=&cat=1,43456,43465&p=44590

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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 01:53:28 PM »

Brrrrrr! Yep, gonna be a chilly brew this weekend. I may break down and get a little heater for the garage. 
Any recommendations?
Anybody ever use those dish type models?

The Blichmann of little garage heaters: http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?c=&cat=1,43456,43465&p=44590
that looks sweet, might have to get one for the garage/brewery as it's getting quite chilly!
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 02:25:16 PM »
we had a couple of the dish type at a PC clone company I worked at.  They only heat things with moisture in them, not air so you have to stay in front of them to stay warm.  They worked well but they aren't "space" heaters but do work well to warm people.

My solution to those really cold brew days is a walk-out basement workshop and remote BBQ Smoker thermometer.  I work inside while the burners sit outside.   ;D

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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 02:30:03 PM »
I woke up to -15 degrees here in Denver. Doesn't bother me though as my brewery is in the basement.  ;D
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 02:33:43 PM »
I'm surviving so far. This is my first batch since my Ward Lab results and all the great intel I've gotten from you guys. Mash and sparge pH were right on the money. I did however over estimate the dead space in my new 60 qt MT, and probably over estimated my absorption, cuz I had a gallon extra second running. All good, I'll just do a boil down and add it before my late additions.

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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 02:34:13 PM »
I'll be brewing Saturday morning in the garage - forecast of a balmy 73df  ;D
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 02:36:30 PM »

Brrrrrr! Yep, gonna be a chilly brew this weekend. I may break down and get a little heater for the garage. 
Any recommendations?
Anybody ever use those dish type models?

The Blichmann of little garage heaters: http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?c=&cat=1,43456,43465&p=44590
that looks sweet, might have to get one for the garage/brewery as it's getting quite chilly!

Cool! Thanks for the link. It has been forwarded on to acquisitions. 
I really like the idea of having it on the ceiling.
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 02:50:28 PM »
brewing Saturday myself. forcast is calling for a high of 43 with morning rain  :(
mayhaps I'll re-schedule for Sunday, a balmy 46 and sunny!
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2013, 07:13:37 PM »
Maybe 20 Saturday.  Thinking of a small batch BIAB to make things easy. Mash indoors for warmth!
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 07:18:34 PM »
High got up to 77 here today
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013, 06:42:02 AM »
I'm doing the first batch on the new brewery on Sunday. High of 27F, probably going to snow. I'll be huddling by the burners for warmth!
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