Originally Posted by wedge421
What size fridge are u using? And do you use a temp controller with it?
Don't know the size of the fridge. It's an older fridge that was given to me. I gutted everything in it and the fermenter just barely fits.
I'm using this temp controller:http://morebeer.com/view_product/16664/102282/Ranco_Digital_Two-Stage_Temperature_Controller_-_Wired
with the heater plugged into one, and the fridge plugged into the other.
This maybe obvious, but the key is to have the chamber @ the right temp when racking... and have the wort cooled as close to your ferm temp as possible (I was getting it too cold with the therminator, and it would take forever to start). This way, the heater only has to maintain the ambient temp which is pretty easy with good insulation. If I were doing a chamber for two fermenters, I'd probably use a small space heater instead of the fermwrap, but for my small space... it does the job nicely.
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