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Re: Temperature and yeasts
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2010, 10:38:10 AM »
I always wondered hoe you did it Denny. After all these years still doing it cheap and easy? Now I imagine you brew your Alts and such in the "cooler" months?
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Re: Temperature and yeasts
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2010, 10:40:23 AM »
I always wondered hoe you did it Denny. After all these years still doing it cheap and easy? Now I imagine you brew your Alts and such in the "cooler" months?

Yep, alts and lagers in the winter...seasonal brewing as Tom said.  I've been working on my garage/brewery and just finished the plumbing and installed a sink/cabinets/countertop.  I'm trying to get things arranged so I can have some sort of temp controlled fermentation in there that's a bit less C&E!
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Re: Temperature and yeasts
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2010, 10:46:51 AM »
I understand your point about seasonal brewing, but dammit, I want what I want when I want it!  :)   Putting my fermenter in a tub of water in an interior closet and adding ice packs, I can maintain 65-70 with an ambient of 85-90.
I lived in a 285 sqft studio apartment for a year or so shortly after I moved to Seattle.  It didn't keep me from having 5 batches in progress at one time, but I didn't have an interior closet - it was a closet :)  Plus the building didn't have AC, and the apartment got the late afternoon sun and no possibility of a cross breeeze.  Summer was sweaty.  Plus when it was a nice summer weekend I typically went camping (you have to take advantage of the weather) but that meant I wasn't there to change ice in a tub either.  Seasonal brewing was really the best way to go for me, in that place, at that time.

That got old though, now I have some temperature controlled options so I can do whatever I want when I want.   ;D
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Re: Temperature and yeasts
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2010, 10:50:47 AM »
I always wondered hoe you did it Denny. After all these years still doing it cheap and easy? Now I imagine you brew your Alts and such in the "cooler" months?

Yep, alts and lagers in the winter...seasonal brewing as Tom said.  I've been working on my garage/brewery and just finished the plumbing and installed a sink/cabinets/countertop.  I'm trying to get things arranged so I can have some sort of temp controlled fermentation in there that's a bit less C&E!

This reminds me of an old joke...

I want... what I want... when I want it!

...and you'll get...what I got...when I get it!

Now I can make you a sandwich or something.  ::)

Fermentation control is the key to success....words to live by.  8)
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Re: Temperature and yeasts
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2010, 10:51:08 AM »
You bring up a point that we often forget...not everyone has the same situation!  In your case in that apartment, it seems there really was no alternative.  When you have a dedicated brew garage like I have, you tend to forget that not everyone is so lucky.
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Re: Temperature and yeasts
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2010, 10:56:18 AM »
You bring up a point that we often forget...not everyone has the same situation!  In your case in that apartment, it seems there really was no alternative.  When you have a dedicated brew garage like I have, you tend to forget that not everyone is so lucky.
No realistic alternatives anyway :)  I try not to forget I'm lucky to have the setup I do, even if it's not as nice as some other people's.  And having a supportive wife who understands and accepts (mostly) that she will never park the car in the garage helps too :)
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