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Old 11-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default My fermentation chamber, couple of Q's

I have a chest freezer that I had been using with a johnson controls a419, not the digital kind of temp controller.

I am wanting to use this freezer to ferment in but I will need to heat it to keep within my acceptable range. Is this possible with this type of controller? I have heard of moving jumpers but I believe that is with the digital version.


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Old 11-12-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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Well I think i'm screwed. From what I gathered this is a cooling only device. Should have thought more into it I guess. Still wouldn't mind a confirmation from someone.

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Id get a dual stage controller. That way you can use a fermwrap too

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So the temp control i got is a no go?!?!

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You got this one right? http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Contro...ure+controller

Says right in the description:

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Use this handy controller to regulate the temperature in your freezer between 20 - 80F . Great for turning a chest freezer into a keg refrigerator. Strictly a mechanical thermostat for cooling only, it is simple to use and economical.
You could add something like this to your rig and just keep the temperature controller on the freezer:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...on-heater.html
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You got this one right? http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Contro...ure+controller

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You could add something like this to your rig and just keep the temperature controller on the freezer:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...on-heater.html
Would I have to work the heater manually? Will it work with my temp controller?
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Im really just wanting a light bulb to turn on when the temps dip below 62. I think I just need to invest in a different temp control.

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yep if you want both controlled by the controller you'll need the digital where you can tell it to switch modes (the jumpers you mentioned). You should be able to find someone on here to buy this one to help fund your digital controller. Cheers

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