Whether you are wine making, distilling or brewing, temperature control during the fermentation stage is crucial. Keeping fermentation chambers within specified temperature zones ensures ideal flavors, colors, aromas and alcohol levels in your drinks.
Home brewing has become a very popular practice in recent years. Quick digital access to brewing methodology, online ordering of high quality grains/hops/yeasts, and a growing nationwide appreciation for craft brewing have all fed into a renaissance movement of brewing as an artistic science. With all these ingredients and instructions at our fingertips, finding the right method for you can be a process of trial and error. Let’s examine one of these DIY methods in greater detail…the “son of a fermentation chiller.”
The brewing process is a roller coaster of temperatures…warm, hot, boiling/roasting, rapid cooling, maintaining warmth, stable aging and storing. Hitting the right temperatures at the right times ensures the chemical reactions finish their work and produce a high quality brew with all the desired flavors, aromas, alcohol levels, and colors intact. Let’s look at the most drastic temperature change in the brewing process…wort cooling.
When your hand is inches away from a pool of molten metal, temperature control is of utmost importance. No glove is going to completely protect you when a TIG torch runs too long, and too hot for comfort. Water cooling gives you the time to complete high quality welds without compromising safety or weld integrity.
Server rooms and data centers are the lifeblood of any technology company. The equipment in these rooms generate very high levels of heat and must be carefully climate controlled. Excessive heat in a server room damages valuable equipment, jeopardizes communication networks, and causes data loss and costly downtime.