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Old 01-25-2011, 08:54 PM   #61
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As promised....This is a "so far" concept. The sizes and routing is still being developed.

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Old 01-27-2011, 12:11 PM   #62
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Light Bulb!!!! I've Got it!!!!

I'm going to find a demo'd package drinking fountain and gut the water chiller out of it. I'll make a closed loop chilled water coil with temp sensor, controll valve and thermostat with a small pond recirc pump to chill water to a desired temperature. and use the Heat trace to heat the fermentor desired temperature in the winter.

What do you think??? Feed back please. i'm pretty stoked.....
Great ideas. I currently don't have any temp control for my fermenters. My basement is almost always 66 degrees anytime of year. If I do need temp control then I just ferment in carboy in my lagering fridge. I need to build a frame for my conical to fit in the fridge.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:16 PM   #63
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Here's the napkin drawing of what i have so far.







I'll put up a n image of what i'm thinkin of in CAD in a little bit.
Good luck with your build. I had a lot of fun with mine. I still take pride in my custom fermenters.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:09 PM   #64
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ok so i heard back from a seller of Heat trace and the jist i get is that its possible, just pretty pricy and perminent. I'd prefer something a little more reasonable and protable....Back to the drawing board. (at least for the heating side of things.)

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Old 02-02-2011, 11:29 PM   #65
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ok so i heard back from a seller of Heat trace and the jist i get is that its possible, just pretty pricy and perminent. I'd prefer something a little more reasonable and protable....Back to the drawing board. (at least for the heating side of things.)
Buy a Brew belt and hook it to a Ranco controller. Easy and fairly cheap.

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=10996
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:55 PM   #66
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Do you think that will be enough BTU to sustain the temp at a given set point? as well, i've never used one before, but does it heat the entire thing uniformily or is there a concentrated heat spike generated around the belt...Just throwin around thoughts.

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