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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2013, 05:37:50 PM »
I have some Duluth Trading fleece lined heavy fabric jeans that are nice in the garage. The man door is open. CO detectors are a must.
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2013, 06:28:07 PM »

I have some Duluth Trading fleece lined heavy fabric jeans that are nice in the garage. The man door is open. CO detectors are a must.
Duluth Trading definitely  has some nice warm weather wear.
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2013, 06:33:31 PM »
All I can see is the moose tongue

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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2013, 07:23:26 PM »
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!

Let us know how the new system works out!  Myself, no brewing but I'm bottling a dubbel from a keg, kegging a gingerbread stout, adding the bourbon soaked oak to half an imperial stout and bottling the chocolate raspberry port wine...all done inside as it's low single digits here in the Denver area.

Holy hell what a brew day. I don't think I'll look back on the idea of "let's figure out a new system in a new house during a freezing cold snow laden day" as one of my better ideas. BUT, I made beer and the first batch is done. Whew! What I do know now is that I will need to plumb the garage with hot and cold water and a wash sink. That was the major issue. Frozen hoses were my arch enemy.

At any rate, here's the eye candy:


Hey, is that the brand new Sabco unit?  How do you like t so far?
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2013, 07:55:52 PM »
the whole world is upside down and you're talking about the weather? madness man madness!!!

Damn iPad...;)

Don't shoot the messenger. 
I just figured you were in the southern hemisphere.
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2013, 07:58:40 AM »

Holy hell what a brew day. I don't think I'll look back on the idea of "let's figure out a new system in a new house during a freezing cold snow laden day" as one of my better ideas. BUT, I made beer and the first batch is done. Whew! What I do know now is that I will need to plumb the garage with hot and cold water and a wash sink. That was the major issue. Frozen hoses were my arch enemy.

At any rate, here's the eye candy:


Hey, is that the brand new Sabco unit?  How do you like t so far?

LOVE IT. It is second hand though, not brand new. Just new to me. :) The previous owner was a very accomplished brewer and is a Master level judge. Hopefully I can do the system proud. 8)
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Re: Brrrrrrew Day
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2013, 01:49:16 AM »
Here in eastern Washington State I wait for winter days above freezing so hoses and my outside spigot don't freeze up and so I don't have issues with ice buildup on my driveway or back yard.  Luckily where I live there are normally enough days, even weekends, in winter that are +32F.  How I love how fast the tap water going through my IC gets the wort down to pitching temp, including for lagers. 

However, occasionally in a cold spell I've gone to doing a 5-gallon extract or partial mash batch inside on the stove.