Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Monitoring Fermentation temps

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2013, 01:29 PM   #21
ajandrs
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Normal, IL
Posts: 13
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

+1 to the STC-1000 temp controller. I've built 4 now for $30 a piece (if you already have your own spare power cable). I have mine strapped to a keg / carboy with bungee cords just like Rustym has his in the pictures above. I just use a washcloth folded over a couple times as the insulator rather than foam. This set up allows me to perfectly control my fermenting / lagering / serving temps within 1 degree.

But of course, the chest freezer or upright fridge is sold separately!

__________________
ajandrs is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2013, 09:58 AM   #22
Queequeg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 490
Liked 44 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 48

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AnOldUR View Post
Not a great picture, but hidden under there are two carboys during active fermentation in a water bath. The thermometer on the right is measuring bath temperature. The thermometer on the left is a long stem compost type thermometer with the probe in the center of the fermenting wort. For all practical purposes the reading is the same.

Good stuff.

I have gone for a waterbath setup for actual control. I have a larder which is about 10-16C during the autumn/winter, the idea on my next batch is the put the fermenter in the water bath with an aquarium heater and stick the whole lot in the larder.

For the water bath I just bought a 72L rubble bucket.
__________________
Queequeg is offline
AnOldUR Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-29-2013, 05:59 AM   #23
scottland
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 2,117
Liked 134 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I put this together:

http://www.bertusbrewery.com/2013/04/how-to-monitor-your-fermentation-temps.html

Works pretty awesome. Here are my temps in real time:

http://www.bertusbrewery.com/p/temp-monitor.html

This is obviously the hi-tech approach

__________________
http://www.bertusbrewery.com/
scottland is offline
Queequeg Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-29-2013, 08:07 AM   #24
chuckstout
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: , Wa
Posts: 865
Liked 216 Times on 143 Posts
Likes Given: 195

Default

I do something like this, but well eventually upgrade to a thermowell. I use heat so brew primarly in the fall, winter and spring

imag2397.jpg

__________________
chuckstout is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Thermometer for monitoring your mash temps TipsySaint All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 29 08-19-2014 12:07 AM
Fermentation Monitoring TuffToad Fermentation & Yeast 15 10-10-2013 06:52 PM
Fermentation temp monitoring? whoaru99 Brew Science 16 11-01-2012 06:07 PM
Monitoring Mash Temps in Brutus 20, Recirculating System? DFP51 DIY Projects 2 01-04-2012 04:09 PM
Monitoring fermentation temperature. Octang Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 07-10-2009 04:49 PM