I have made my last 3 batches in my new fermentation chamber. It's a chest freezer with a Control Logic 2 stage temperature controller. Wasn't sure how much the elements were going to cycle, and didn't want to short cycle anything, so I elected to leave each stage at it its default 3 degree temp swing. I set both stages to the desired temp, which I usually select at the low end of the yeast range ( IE 68F-74F, set at 70F)
What that means is the heating element would come on if the fermenter goes below 67, and the cooling element would come on if the temp went above 73. Should I tighten that range to 1 or 2 degrees? 0 degrees? FWIW, the controller does have a short cycle override on the cooling setpoint that prevents the compressor from coming on until 5 minutes after it shuts off. Thoughts and reasons would be appreciated.