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Re: The batch from hell!
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2011, 03:08:39 PM »
We've all learned this the hard way and if we tell everybody who's new, how much fun would that be?   ;D

I have some beers that know will need a blow off tube.  Others tell me they need one by pushing crud into the air lock.  The first sign off junk in the neck of the airlock and it gets a blow off tube.  I've cleaned up far too many walls.

I'm with the others, the beer will be great!!

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Re: The batch from hell!
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2011, 07:40:40 PM »
You see, this is why I am going with small chest freezers as fermentation chambers..... that is , IF I can stop murdering them......
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Re: The batch from hell!
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2011, 11:32:05 PM »
Oscar, since you're not actually using them as freezers I'm sure the compressor has enough power to chill more than one.  Something to consider - you can put collars on them, connect them together, and push cold air from one to another.  Or you can get rid of the broken one :)
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Re: The batch from hell!
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2011, 11:54:18 PM »
You see, this is why I am going with small chest freezers as fermentation chambers..... that is , IF I can stop murdering them......

Why? Elaborate please.

Is it because of the mess? Is the Berber ok? :o
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Re: The batch from hell!
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2011, 05:52:01 AM »
Yes the Berber is fine.....however Sweetie expressed concern. So, IF something were to happen it wouldn't be an "accident".  ;D

Actually, it all has more to do with temperature control. In winter the office is 62-64 which is on the low end, but consistent. Spring, Summer and Fall the temperature range is much higher, and gets into the 80's in summer. No can do. The only other place would be the basement........more Berber. In the freezers in the garage I walk by them many times a day and can keep an eye on things.

Tom, thought about that. But I really want two separate units. The beauty there is that you put two buckets of the same batch in one. Let them do their thing, then change the setting and crash cool them before kegging. The other cooler would be somewhere else in the cycle.....
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Re: The batch from hell!
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2011, 09:56:48 AM »
Tom, thought about that. But I really want two separate units. The beauty there is that you put two buckets of the same batch in one. Let them do their thing, then change the setting and crash cool them before kegging. The other cooler would be somewhere else in the cycle.....
Yes, but you rig a temperature controller to the fan and only blow the air over when you need to cool the second chamber, so you can keep them at different temps.  It would require you always keep the first chamber cooler than the second, but it would work.  It might be more of a PITA to rig it up than to just get another one though. ;)
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Re: The batch from hell!
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2011, 10:53:59 AM »
My 1st batch I pushed that little rubber seal through to with the airlock.

You should have seen me, sitting there for at least 15min with a sterilized spoon trying to get that damn thing out of the wort.

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Re: The batch from hell!
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2011, 10:56:33 AM »
My 1st batch I pushed that little rubber seal through to with the airlock.

You should have seen me, sitting there for at least 15min with a sterilized spoon trying to get that damn thing out of the wort.

It won't hurt anything.  You're better off just to leave it.
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