Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Chiller Troubles

The homemade glycol chiller worked great, but was very noisy and blew hot air out thru the condenser. By popular demand from the family it had to go. A free freezer happened by my way, it works, but seems my bigger pump generated too much heat, that and what the beer added, was too much for the bucket of water. Beer at 98 degrees. Got rid of the bucket, increased the amount of water in the freezer, still no go. I wanted to stress the yeast for a little extra esters in this brew, but this is over the top. Its running now with a smaller pump, keeping my fingers crossed. My Scottish 60/ may not be the best ale I ever made.

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