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Old 01-11-2007, 11:36 PM   #1
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Default Temp control of a side by side

Let's say you have a side by side frig/freezer and you want to use the frig side for laggering, how can you control that side but not affect the freezer side? I'm assuming one of those plug in systems will affect the freezer side as well.
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:41 AM   #2
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In most cases, there is too much interaction between the controls to let you use the freezer as a freezer. A controller is just cycling the power on and off, so don't depend on the freezer side working right.

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Old 01-12-2007, 04:44 AM   #3
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I have done this:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showpost...0&postcount=14
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...t=side-by-side

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Old 01-12-2007, 12:15 PM   #4
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Thanks. Seeing how I'm in San Antonio, I'm afraid to try your setup Kaiser (it has to live in the garage). I think I'll keep an eye out for a used Frig instead.

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Thanks. Seeing how I'm in San Antonio, I'm afraid to try your setup Kaiser (it has to live in the garage). I think I'll keep an eye out for a used Frig instead.
It id have some struggle in the hot NC summers, but now it's sitting in a basement that doesn't seem to get above 70*C and it works just fine. Another option would be to make larger holes in the wall between freezer and fride and add larger fans. In this case I would also add flaps that close the openings when there is no air blowing.

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