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Offline euge

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Re: Finally got a chest freezer
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2011, 06:58:47 PM »
In this season at it's coldest my tap is 86F. That's the summer for ya! But I cooled 6 gallons last evening to 62 in 35 minutes total with an ice-water recirc after the wort hit 88. It went into the fermenteezer. :D A few more minutes with the ice-recirc and the wort would have been at lager pitching temps.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2011, 07:00:35 PM by euge »
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Offline Kit B

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Re: Finally got a chest freezer
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2011, 07:02:46 PM »
Ah, that's cool.  Perhaps I should only brew lagers in the winter and spring months when the water coming out of the tap is sure to be colder.  Otherwise, I can't do that in the summer as I'm pretty sure the water doesn't get that cold.
I didn't actually get my wort down to 50...I just got down to about 68, then let the freezer take care of the rest.

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Re: Finally got a chest freezer
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2011, 09:37:07 PM »
I added some parts:

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Re: Finally got a chest freezer
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2011, 12:31:07 AM »
Nice. That makes me thirsty.
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Offline lazydog79

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Re: Finally got a chest freezer
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2011, 03:32:58 PM »
A solid pickup!  Adding a freezer and a controller was probably the best thing I could have done for my beer!  I can't believe I went without it.  Now I just need to get another one to set up for kegs like you did!

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Re: Finally got a chest freezer
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2011, 04:47:14 PM »
Nice. I just added a second chest for fermentation. I have one for lagering but needed a dedicated chest for fermentation to facilitate my process. Welcome to the obsession.  :)
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Re: Finally got a chest freezer
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2011, 04:53:22 PM »
Just got a 15 CF freezer to ferment with last Saturday.  Last night my temp controller arrived and it turned out to be the model that doesn't come pre-wired :( . I can't wait to try my hand at some lagers.
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