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View Poll Results: My probe is...
submerged in the fermenter 1 3.85%
taped or otherwise attached to the fermenter 6 23.08%
just somewhere in the chamber (not in/on the fermenter) 17 65.38%
other (explain) 2 7.69%
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Old 09-26-2006, 05:53 AM   #1
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If you use an external thermostat to control a fermentation chamber, where do you put the probe?

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Old 09-26-2006, 06:16 AM   #2
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Mine's just hanging in mid-air, about 12-15" from the bottom of the freezer, and 6-8" from the side wall. Seems to work fine.

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Old 09-26-2006, 06:19 AM   #3
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Still on my wish list...

I'm getting another fridge soon for this purpose. Maybe I'll use this thread to tell me where to put it.

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In Oakland, I had a fermentation closet and had everything heater, probe & controller mounted on a wall above the fermentors. I was using a small space heater with a fan, did a really nice job even when there were several fermentations going at the same time.

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Old 09-26-2006, 03:50 PM   #5
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Mine's just hanging in the air...

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Old 09-26-2006, 03:53 PM   #6
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I have a temperature probe that is related to a temperature controller and a pump and way too much othe junk. BUT... the probe is in a thermo-well that is in the middle of my fermenter.

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Nothing fancy, just those stick on aquarium thermometers right at the 3 gallon mark.

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Old 09-26-2006, 04:45 PM   #8
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On the floor of my chamber inbetween where I would put 2 carboys. I'm not going to be so anal that I may risk infecting a batch just to have the actual wort 2 or 3 dergees cooler when I have the temp of the chamber at 60. Besides if I put it in the wort I run into another problem. With room for 2 carboys I would need 2 thermometers and a way to controll both of them independently of the other.

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Mine is suspneded from a cable in the lagering chamber.

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I have a temperature probe that is related to a temperature controller and a pump and way too much othe junk. BUT... the probe is in a thermo-well that is in the middle of my fermenter.
You were the only one I expected to see vote for thermowell. There might be others, but I pretty much KNEW you were in that camp.



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