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Old 11-24-2012, 05:47 AM   #1
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Hey everyone. I'm looking for some insight on a small freezer and temp regulator to start temp controlling my fermentations. I'm looking for a freezer to hold 1-2 primary fermenters. Nothing big or "keezer" size but i want to monitor an actual fermentation at the actual temp recommended.

Looking for make, model, price range, size/dimensions (location if your in the So Cal area). Also if you have recommendations on a temp control device.

Any advice would be great and I will put it to good use.

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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Hey everyone. I'm looking for some insight on a small freezer and temp regulator to start temp controlling my fermentations. I'm looking for a freezer to hold 1-2 primary fermenters. Nothing big or "keezer" size but i want to monitor an actual fermentation at the actual temp recommended.

Looking for make, model, price range, size/dimensions (location if your in the So Cal area). Also if you have recommendations on a temp control device.

Any advice would be great and I will put it to good use.

Thx and your all amazing
It's dark out so I can't check make or modle, but I bought a 7.1 cu in freezer at SAM'S club for $120 or close to that. I can 2 5 gallon fermenters in it. the 6.5 gallon is to tall for the air lock to fit. I use 2 gallon buckets for small batches and can put 4 in the freezer. I use this controller.

http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Contro...ure+controller
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For a temp regulator many are using the STC1000 from various sources. About 20 bucks with shipping. Controls both heat and cool.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/temp...newbie-369532/

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Just by the interior measurements the GE 7 cu ft freezer, two 6 Gal carboys should fit. The 6 Gal carboy is 25 in to the top of the air lock

Depth 22 in
Height 33.25 in
Width 37 in

now I just need the best price. . Will have to check the big buy stores.

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I use a 7 cu ft Magic Chef freezer I bought at Home Depot ($159 on sale recently)....and a Johnson Controls A419 temp controller....love the controller

Freezer will hold 1 ale pail and 1 carboy, or 2 carboys......wont hold 2 ale pales though

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