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Old 03-18-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default Cheap Temp-controlled Ale fermenting chest

This old freezer actually works, but I'm only using it for a fermenting chest. It's a 120V inline thermostat (lower right) and a 15w bulb. Easily holds the chest at up to 15 degrees above ambient temp in my basement.

BTW, there are occaisionally questions about rigging a blowoff tube w/ a bucket. That's a 9/16 OD tube (3/8 ID), jammed through the hole in the lid (it's tight), with a SS clamp just inside the lid, just to make sure it doesn't come out.


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Old 03-19-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
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That's a pretty fancy-shmancy blow-off bucket you have there! All you guys with your high-tech gadgetry.

Seriously, nice setup, and great use of an old appliance.

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Love the blowoff container

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