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Re: Air Cooling
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2013, 09:31:18 AM »
You guys can divide up my share of snow between you.
Carl, 0/2=0.  :)

I have built up quite a snow bank after all these years of living in Florida and Hawaii.  I was going to use it to combat global warming, but I don't need it.  You guys can have it.

It does snow here, up on the tops of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  I prefer to brew down here at sea level though.   8)
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Re: Air Cooling
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2013, 02:04:55 PM »
Brewed yesterday morning (dec 8th) first snow of 2013 for Philly area. Never had a wort cool so fast, convenient, except we brew outside. My porch stairs and basement entrance are now a sophisticated ice rink, and my brew keggle is frozen to the deck, but without sacrifice there is no beer. Cheers to my Philthy cats.
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Re: Air Cooling
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2013, 04:09:02 PM »
I love the efficiency I get chilling in the winter, 6 gallons from boiling to 58 in 12 minutes!

I brew outside, hook up the hoses when ready and let the runoff out into the lawn area to avoid the driveway, the small kids in the hood then go sledding:)
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Re: Air Cooling
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2013, 04:14:00 PM »
I love the efficiency I get chilling in the winter, 6 gallons from boiling to 58 in 12 minutes!

I brew outside, hook up the hoses when ready and let the runoff out into the lawn area to avoid the driveway, the small kids in the hood then go sledding:)

Yeah, if there's any benefit to ass-freezing cold temps it would be the low ground water temps. I chilled a Scottish 60/ the other day in about that time frame.
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Re: Air Cooling
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2013, 05:26:07 PM »

I love the efficiency I get chilling in the winter, 6 gallons from boiling to 58 in 12 minutes!

I brew outside, hook up the hoses when ready and let the runoff out into the lawn area to avoid the driveway, the small kids in the hood then go sledding:)

Yeah, if there's any benefit to ass-freezing cold temps it would be the low ground water temps. I chilled a Scottish 60/ the other day in about that time frame.
that and the beer I drink while brewing doesn't get warm either:)
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Re: Air Cooling
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2013, 05:32:44 PM »

I love the efficiency I get chilling in the winter, 6 gallons from boiling to 58 in 12 minutes!

I brew outside, hook up the hoses when ready and let the runoff out into the lawn area to avoid the driveway, the small kids in the hood then go sledding:)

Yeah, if there's any benefit to ass-freezing cold temps it would be the low ground water temps. I chilled a Scottish 60/ the other day in about that time frame.
that and the beer I drink while brewing doesn't get warm either:)

+2.  Good call.
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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2013, 06:06:26 PM »

I love the efficiency I get chilling in the winter, 6 gallons from boiling to 58 in 12 minutes!

I brew outside, hook up the hoses when ready and let the runoff out into the lawn area to avoid the driveway, the small kids in the hood then go sledding:)

Yeah, if there's any benefit to ass-freezing cold temps it would be the low ground water temps. I chilled a Scottish 60/ the other day in about that time frame.
that and the beer I drink while brewing doesn't get warm either:)

+2.  Good call.

Fast chilling wort, beer staying chilled, and the avoidance of swamp ass are all benefits of brewing in the winter. One thing I don't like is clean up since I have a portable sink and use my chiller run off as my wash water. Rubber gloves only insulate so long.
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Re: Air Cooling
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2013, 06:26:32 PM »


I love the efficiency I get chilling in the winter, 6 gallons from boiling to 58 in 12 minutes!

I brew outside, hook up the hoses when ready and let the runoff out into the lawn area to avoid the driveway, the small kids in the hood then go sledding:)

Yeah, if there's any benefit to ass-freezing cold temps it would be the low ground water temps. I chilled a Scottish 60/ the other day in about that time frame.
that and the beer I drink while brewing doesn't get warm either:)

+2.  Good call.

Fast chilling wort, beer staying chilled, and the avoidance of swamp ass are all benefits of brewing in the winter. One thing I don't like is clean up since I have a portable sink and use my chiller run off as my wash water. Rubber gloves only insulate so long.
+1
Cleanup is the worst part of the day.
I really try to handle what I absolutely have to outside and the rest most definitely gets hauled inside where its warm!
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Re: Air Cooling
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2013, 06:56:54 PM »
Heat wash water on the burner. Didn't take me long to learn that trick

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Re: Air Cooling
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2013, 05:37:45 AM »
I run extra long hoses to keep the run off from icing my drive, but go with a closed system with ice from buckets left outside overnight when it is absolutely frigid...but last weekend it was a BIAB on the stove.  Even SWMBO felt sorry for me at 9F with -10F wind chill.  And with the smaller batch size, I was done in no time and cleanup was a snap.  I now see the appeal of BIAB!
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