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Offline maxieboy

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Re: It was a busy day at WSBW......
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2011, 11:47:05 AM »
Not sure on the freezer. I prefer an upright fridge for fermenting in( I use carboys). With a chest freezer, you're gonna have to hoist your buckets in and out. A little awkward and iffy for old backs... ;)

True, but I think you can get more buckets in a chest freezer than an upright of similar volume.

True. I rarely, if ever, have more than 10 gals in primary. Secondary can roll @ ambient in my basement year 'round.
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Re: It was a busy day at WSBW......
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2011, 12:32:07 PM »
I use 6 gallon buckets for primary and 5 gallon better bottles for secondary. Got an e-mail in to a used 18cu on Craigslist as we speak...It appears that's where the next pice of equipment will come from. That and one of these:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/16664//Ranco_Digital_Two-Stage_Temperature_Controller_-_Wired

Stick a small space heater in the cooler for winter as it will be in the garage............ is that a good idea?
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Re: It was a busy day at WSBW......
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2011, 12:58:58 PM »
Stick a small space heater in the cooler for winter as it will be in the garage............ is that a good idea?

I just use a 40 watt lightbulb, shielded in a small metal coffee can, with a 120v muffin fan running all the time.
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Re: It was a busy day at WSBW......
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2011, 12:59:28 PM »
I use 6 gallon buckets for primary and 5 gallon better bottles for secondary. Got an e-mail in to a used 18cu on Craigslist as we speak...It appears that's where the next pice of equipment will come from. That and one of these:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/16664//Ranco_Digital_Two-Stage_Temperature_Controller_-_Wired

Stick a small space heater in the cooler for winter as it will be in the garage............ is that a good idea?

I don't think you would need a space heater, probably just a lightbulb would work. 100 watt or even 60.
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Re: It was a busy day at WSBW......
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2011, 08:23:28 PM »
Cool, thanks....

Meanwhile the four bubbling buckets are getting active.... I SWEAR they are bubbling INNAGADADAVIDA..... :o

OK, I had a beer....two, maybe throur. ;)
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