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Offline arustyt

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Re: Upgrade decision. Advice needed
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2014, 11:20:04 AM »
I built a variant of the "Son of a Fermentation Chiller" http://home.roadrunner.com/~brewbeer/chiller/chiller.PDF for fermentation temp control. I modified the design so it can hold 2 carboys and up to 6 one gallon milk jugs of ice. It can easily ferment lagers. I've even used it to chill kegs to 45F. Just have to remember to swap the ice jugs regularly. I built an arduino based controller but you don't have to get that fancy.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2014, 11:37:06 AM by arustyt »
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Re: Upgrade decision. Advice needed
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2014, 10:30:58 PM »
For a different low-cost solution you can also make one of these fermentation totes

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Re: Upgrade decision. Advice needed
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2014, 03:00:08 PM »
I think that you will be hard pressed to find time in the next few years for all grain once you become a happy father.

Brewed last week with my 3mo old, back & forth and back & forth...needless to say when I racked I discovered a slight contamination that I'm now trying to cope with and not throw out 5gal!

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