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I have overnight chilled for ages (years in fact) and there are always seasonal variations.

My ambient temp is 20c at the moment, so overnight the chill finishes about 28c just a bit too high.

Today I thought I would test a USB fan aimed at the kettle. Brilliant 6c reduction in one hour.

I do think I am going to trial this from the start. Perhaps a 12hr chill is possible if fan assisted.

Has anyone else tried this, or got any thoughts? Design ideas?
 
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Report back as I have always just done it the standard way of leaving it in the garage overnight.
It should work just how much time it saves is the question athumb..
 
Do you leave it in the house?

Leaving it outside on a concrete floor will help hugely.

The ambient temp of any outside building will not be 20 degC now.
 
If you cover the container with a towel with both ends resting in water and point a fan at it you have a swamp cooler. But there are things you wouldn’t want a wet towel over.
I was about to suggest a wet towel, but dangling it in water is even better!

I use the wet towel/fan combo in the summer when it's too warm for regular fermentation. It works a treat
 
Do you leave it in the house?

Leaving it outside on a concrete floor will help hugely.

The ambient temp of any outside building will not be 20 degC now.
Never say never. It's outside, but in a reasonably well insulated space. But you are right it's only about 18c now.

I can't get it on the floor.
The beer is on a bike jack. Water goes in, by the bottle and beer comes out by bottle. No wort/beer moves apart from up and down a bit 🤣🤣
 
I use the wet towel/fan combo in the summer when it's too warm for regular fermentation. It works a treat

I used similar for years, for but it couldn't keep up, when the going got tuff in June, July & August (2022) so I gave in and bought a coil. Climate change eh!
 
I do no chill and pop either my brew bucket (or keg is I'm pressure fermenting) in a big bucket with a few inches of water and a wet towel over. I leave it in the garden for the night, and always gets low enough to pitch.

(my other tip is that as soon as my wort is up to boiling temp, I draw of 1.5l and fast chill that in the sink. By the time my boil is over, the litre and a half is down to 20c ish and I can get a starter going. Then 24 hours later my main bucket is about the right temp and it gets a huge yeast infusion to get it roaring along.)
 

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