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christpuncher123 04-01-2013 09:50 PM

What is max temp. of fridge???
 
I'm building a keezer, I am going to use my old fridge for a fermentation chamber. If I set the thermostat as high as it goes and it keeps the fridge at 55-60 degrees why even bother with a temperature controller?

RoundKid 04-01-2013 09:54 PM

55-60 is too cold for most Ale yeasts. A 2-stage controller would allow you to put a heater in there to bring the fridge up to 65-70, which is what you need to brew Ales.

Also, a controller will allow you to hit a more specific temperature than a five degree range.

If you are brewing lagers, then the fridge would be ok as is, fementing in the low 50s.

christpuncher123 04-01-2013 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoundKid (Post 5065786)
55-60 is too cold for most Ale yeasts. A 2-stage controller would allow you to put a heater in there to bring the fridge up to 65-70, which is what you need to brew Ales.

Also, a controller will allow you to hit a more specific temperature than a five degree range.

If you are brewing lagers, then the fridge would be ok as is, fementing in the low 50s.

I have a basement for Ales.

Cyclman 04-02-2013 12:55 AM

I don't know how wide a temperature range a fridge has, my guess is it's not as precise as a temp controller. A few degrees is fine, but 5 or more could be an issue.


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