Brewing in Florida

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Brewing in Florida

Postby keeblerman1214 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:44 pm

I am going to start brewing soon in Florida, is the high temps (AC set around 73) going to be too high to brew? What should I do? Thanks
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Postby cyto » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:11 pm

I brew all summer with my ac at 74, in southern middle Tennessee. I fill the tub in my guest bathroom with water and put the carboy in it. Then wrap a towel around the carboy and pour water on it a couple of times a day. I also freeze 3 liter coke bottles full of water and put one in the tub each day if needed.

I keep a thermometer stuffed between the towel and the glass carboy with the dial sticking out so I can monitor the temp.

My fermentaion temps run from 65-70 doing this.
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Postby Legman » Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:56 am

Put a thermometer in the space that you are going to be fermenting at and see what that temp is first. Just because you have the AC set at 73, doesn't mean that its going to be that in that space.

I have a small extra room in my house that I use for storage and fermenting. With my AC set on 73-70, that room can get down to 62-64 with the door closed. So I have to watch it and open or close the vent to regulate the temp.
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