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Old 12-17-2013, 03:12 AM   #21
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Excellent choice; however, two Freezers with two STC-1000's would be more simple and probably more versatile.

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Old 12-17-2013, 03:28 AM   #22
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Space is a bit of a concern. I'm going to build my ferm chamber with remnants from Son of fermentation chiller. I seldom have two batches in primary at the same time so I can have a bucket sized chamber that should be pretty cheap to build.
I also think my wife would not like me buying two chest freezers at once. Just need some help on wiring an STC controller to a fan for the air circulation

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Old 12-17-2013, 03:33 AM   #23
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Well I've wired a few of them, but it would help to know what you're looking for. Do you want one STC-1000 to run both units? And do you want the fan to be always on? Or on only when the STC wants to cool the ferm chamber?

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Old 12-17-2013, 03:53 AM   #24
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I already have a plug-in Johnson temp controller for fridge. I just want the fan to run to pull cold air into chamber as needed and shut off when the beer is at temp. If I can use a thermowell to have it run based on temp of beer it would be even better. So I just need to know how to wire STC to run fan to cool chamber

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There are wiring diagrams online but just hook up the cooling side to an outlet receptacle and plug the fan into it.

Edit: look at post three here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/stc-1000-wiring-help-442080/

Edit2: clearly it's a link to an stc wiring thread, put when I click on it, it takes me to a thread about Blue Moon. Must be the new app...

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Old 12-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #26
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I'm guessing I can't just wire the fan directly because the fan is a lower voltage than the STC power output, correct?

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That sounds correct.

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Old 12-20-2013, 01:52 AM   #28
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As I prefer to avoid plastic as much as possible, I would be thinking glass fermenters, unless you want go with SS conicals. I think those new open top 6.5 gallon glass bottles Northern Brewer is now selling look really interesting.

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Old 12-20-2013, 01:56 AM   #29
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Space is a bit of a concern. I'm going to build my ferm chamber with remnants from Son of fermentation chiller. I seldom have two batches in primary at the same time so I can have a bucket sized chamber that should be pretty cheap to build.
I also think my wife would not like me buying two chest freezers at once. Just need some help on wiring an STC controller to a fan for the air circulation
Can always get a new wife....
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