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Offline wingnut

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3rd home brew - SMASH Citra...
« on: November 07, 2014, 10:49:59 PM »
Bottled my 2nd home brew earlier today - NB's White House honey ale...then just got done brewing my 3rd, a SMASH Citra (extract).

Everything went ok, but an immersion chiller in FL is a waste of money. Got my wort down from boiling to 80* in 15 minutes...then had to go to the store for ice, Cuz 80* is as cold as the water gets here, and it still took me 40 minutes to get it under 70*. From now on I'm going back to ice bath to cool, the chiller didn't knock any time off.

Stupid Florida.

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Re: 3rd home brew - SMASH Citra...
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 10:56:23 PM »
Time to buy a plate chiller and immerse it in ice?

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Re: 3rd home brew - SMASH Citra...
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 05:13:41 PM »
Time to buy a plate chiller and immerse it in ice?

Or a small submersible pump to put in a bucket of ice water and recirculate through the immersion chiller. 

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Re: 3rd home brew - SMASH Citra...
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 10:37:58 AM »
Time to buy a plate chiller and immerse it in ice?

Or a small submersible pump to put in a bucket of ice water and recirculate through the immersion chiller. 

That is absolutely the way to go for now.

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Re: 3rd home brew - SMASH Citra...
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2014, 03:01:45 PM »
Time to buy a plate chiller and immerse it in ice?

Or a small submersible pump to put in a bucket of ice water and recirculate through the immersion chiller.

This is what every local homebrewer I know does.  We get colder here in the winter, but most of those guys brew mainly in the summer.

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Re: 3rd home brew - SMASH Citra...
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2014, 04:00:16 PM »
That's actually the route I'm gonna go...stumbled on it a few days ago.

Had to put a blow off tube on this batch, when it took off it really took off...its starting to settle down now..




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Re: 3rd home brew - SMASH Citra...
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2014, 07:41:32 PM »
All bottled up.

Here's how I do my bottling...I pull up a char in front of the dishwasher, grab a bottle from the sanicup and replace it with another, fill, and put in the box.



And bottling bucket w/spring loaded filler

« Last Edit: December 15, 2014, 07:43:44 PM by wingnut »

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Re: 3rd home brew - SMASH Citra...
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2014, 08:45:05 AM »
Exactly what I do! Fill it and pass the bottle to my wife for capping.
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