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Old 03-07-2014, 01:40 AM   #11
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If you're brewing that much, you really ought to invest in a freezer or fridge (both of mine were used off Craigslist) plugged into an STC-1000 controller outlet box. The ability to precisely control your ferment temps will take your beers to the next level.

Also, pitch cooler (like 60*F) which will slow things down a bit and help moderate the amount of heat being produced when things get going.
THE STC-1000 controller outlet box is like a thermostat? are you using to different freezer, one for the early fermentation and one for the conditioning?
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:47 AM   #12
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If you're brewing that much, you really ought to invest in a freezer or fridge (both of mine were used off Craigslist) plugged into an STC-1000 controller outlet box. The ability to precisely control your ferment temps will take your beers to the next level.
Couldn't agree more! I have about $100 and some elbow grease wrapped up in my fermentation chamber and couldn't be more pleased. I brew it, aerate it, pitch the yeast, set the temp and forget about it for a couple of weeks.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:49 AM   #13
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With the T-58, I agree that you should probably move it to another, warmer area of the house. The US-05, I wouldn't worry about it. I typically ferment all my beers using US-05 or 04 at 60* - 62*.
if you check the instruction for safale the ideally temp for t-58 is cooler than the us-05

http://charlesfaram.co.uk/Portals/0/...tis/SFBT58.pdf

http://www.fermentis.com/wp-content/...2/SFA_US05.pdf
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Couldn't agree more! I have about $100 and some elbow grease wrapped up in my fermentation chamber and couldn't be more pleased. I brew it, aerate it, pitch the yeast, set the temp and forget about it for a couple of weeks.
your setup is nice!! waht is your temp controller and probe?
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It's a Ranco ETC 111000. Not sure what you mean by probe, but it comes pre-wired with a temperature probe. But I had to wire the rest of the controller myself. It was super easy. I found a youtube video that explained it in less than two minutes. I also use a thermowell I picked up from more beer. It works great!

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It's a Ranco ETC 111000. Not sure what you mean by probe, but it comes pre-wired with a temperature probe. But I had to wire the rest of the controller myself. It was super easy. I found a youtube video that explained it in less than two minutes. I also use a thermowell I picked up from more beer. It works great!
yeah thank i meant the thermometer probe!
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The STC-1000 is a dual temperature controller. You wire it into a standard 2-plug outlet that you mount in some kind of project box (either homemade or bought at Radio Shack). One (cool) outlet is for the freezer/fridge. If your fermenter chamber is placed where it’s cold (like a garage in winter), you plug some kind of small heater into the warm outlet and then put that heater inside the freezer. Otherwise, just use the cold outlet.

Set the target temp (in Celsius) on the STC-1000. Set the tolerance (default is +/-0.5*C). When the temp (as read by the sensor) climbs 0.5*C above the target, it powers up the cool outlet and keeps it energized until the temp drops to the target and then turns it off. Likewise with the warm outlet if it gets 0.5*C too cool. You tape the sensor on the side of the fermenter and place some kind of insulation like bubble wrap over top of it so that it reads the bucket temp and not the air.


http://www.amazon.com/All-purpose-Te...words=stc-1000


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/stc...5/#post5538096

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...-parts-261506/


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...-build-163849/


http://brewstands.com/fermentation-heater.html

I use three of these. Two are wired with outlet boxes (one for the fermenter fridge, the other with the lagering freezer). The third is hard-wired into the power cord for my keezer.
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