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Cellar

Post by Rookie » Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:55 pm

The house we moved into has a cellar that's maintaining right around 54f: 12/2C, which is perfect for fermenting a lager.
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Re: Cellar

Post by f00b4r » Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:41 pm

Not bad for serving a lot of beers too.

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Re: Cellar

Post by MashBag » Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:52 pm

Oh for a proper Cellar, around here it would be an indoor pool 😂

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Re: Cellar

Post by Cobnut » Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:33 pm

My grandparents had a cellar when I was a child. I loved going down there, even though it had a dreadful smell of damp. That smell is so evocative of my grandparents house from 40+ years ago.

I have a hankering for a house with a cellar, but not likely to get one anytime soon.

Agree with the above comments: great for both lager fermentation’s and storing/serving beer.

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Re: Cellar

Post by MashBag » Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:05 pm

I have a tin one. Brilliant for all sorts.

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Re: Cellar

Post by MarkA » Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:53 pm

I had a full cellar when I used to live in Yorkshire but unfortunately wasn't brewing back then. It would have been so easy to run a line from a cask in the cellar to a handpump in the kitchen, lovely bitter served at the correct temperture without any fuss :-)

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Re: Cellar

Post by Good Ed » Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:18 pm

Yes very useful. Mine was used for coal and still has a black floor, it’s also around 12C ambient at this time of year and I get a couple of degrees cooler in the fv with it being on the floor. I store most of my gear and beer here including my fermenting fridge. As you say useful for lagers and if your stairs are like mine, there is a temperature gradient increase up the steps that you can use to your advantage by moving the fv up the stairs. Summer ambient gets up to around 18C

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Re: Cellar

Post by Rookie » Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:18 pm

Good Ed wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:18 pm
Yes very useful. Mine was used for coal and still has a black floor, it’s also around 12C ambient at this time of year and I get a couple of degrees cooler in the fv with it being on the floor. I store most of my gear and beer here including my fermenting fridge. As you say useful for lagers and if your stairs are like mine, there is a temperature gradient increase up the steps that you can use to your advantage by moving the fv up the stairs. Summer ambient gets up to around 18C
👍, good ale temperature.
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Re: Cellar

Post by Rookie » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:00 pm

We've been having below average temperatures here lately and the cellar has stabilized at 48f (9C).
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