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Old 04-02-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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I made this fermentation chamber with a wall in the middle so I can ferment two different beers at two different temperatures at the same time. I made two temperature controllers one for each side using the STC-1000 temperature controller that's been so popular around this forum.



















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Old 04-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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This is exactly what i am going to do. What is your capacity of kegs & buckets? What size of footprint with everything does it take up?

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Old 04-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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Pretty good idea.

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I dig it. Does it only hold 2 carboys?

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Length: 6' 3", that's from wall to wall with the fridges and a small gap between the wall and fridges for room for heat displacement.

Depth: 2' 1"
Height: 2' 11.5"

Each side can hold 1 6.5 Better Bottle carboy with room for a blow off tube.

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I like it! That's what I call thinking outside the ice box.

Have you done any testing to see if there is any issue with the smaller frig cooling the larger space down to lagering temps? I'd like to make something like this but it would have to be able to work in a detached shed in the Texas summer heat. Do you think these small refrigerators could do that?

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Do you like the heat belt? It seems like it would make the middle warmer than that top and bottom

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I like this Fermentation Chamber. I have been thinking of doing something similar!

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I like it! That's what I call thinking outside the ice box.

Have you done any testing to see if there is any issue with the smaller frig cooling the larger space down to lagering temps? I'd like to make something like this but it would have to be able to work in a detached shed in the Texas summer heat. Do you think these small refrigerators could do that?
This is my first time using the fermentation chamber, so I don't have any experenice with lagering temps right now. I do have a Lemon Coriander Weiss on one side holding nicely at 70F and a Cream Ale on the other side holding at 62F. I might cold crash the Cream Ale when the fermentation is done, so I'll let you know about the tempatures when that happens.

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Do you like the heat belt? It seems like it would make the middle warmer than that top and bottom
I so far have not had any problems with the brew belt and I like it a lot. Here's something else you could also do if you don't like the brew belt idea. http://www.wortomatic.com/articles/F...ion-Can-Heater
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Length: 6' 3", that's from wall to wall with the fridges and a small gap between the wall and fridges for room for heat displacement.

Depth: 2' 1"
Height: 2' 11.5"

Each side can hold 1 6.5 Better Bottle carboy with room for a blow off tube.

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