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Offline narvin

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Kettle condenser in lieu of ventilation
« on: February 01, 2018, 04:47:35 PM »
After a mini-hiatus due to moving I'm working on setting up an electric brewery in the basement.  I saw this idea here https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/boil-kettle-condenser-no-overhead-ventilation-needed.636955 and thought it looked freakin cool.  Definitely better than doing the work to install a big noisy vent hood in an already finished basement, and it lets you dial back the boil electricity as well.  DMS?  I'm not worried about any DMS  :)

Getting everything up and running is still a ways off but I'll keep you posted if I try it.
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Re: Kettle condenser in lieu of ventilation
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 05:04:24 PM »
While it can arrest a lot of the humidity, it wouldn't do anything with the hop and malt aromas. If you can live with that, it could be an option. I'll keep my vent hood.
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Re: Kettle condenser in lieu of ventilation
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 05:22:33 PM »
While it can arrest a lot of the humidity, it wouldn't do anything with the hop and malt aromas. If you can live with that, it could be an option. I'll keep my vent hood.

Good, that's the best part!
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Re: Kettle condenser in lieu of ventilation
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 05:06:19 PM »
While it can arrest a lot of the humidity, it wouldn't do anything with the hop and malt aromas. If you can live with that, it could be an option. I'll keep my vent hood.

Good, that's the best part!

I know one wife that would disagree!! :D