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Old 10-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Here's my alternative to using upstairs closets to bottle condition in the late Fall/Winter/Spring when the basement gets pretty cold (down to mid 50's). It's also nice for storing a primary post active fermenation to free up my fermenation chamber for cold crashing or fermenting. I've been keeping it set at 72F. I cellar the bottles with well carbonated.

I used 1-1/2" Styrofoam, A419 Controller, PC fan & homemade resistance heater.

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
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That's a nice pink hot box you have there.

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:29 AM   #4
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That's a nice pink hot box you have there.
No joke, the number for Owens Corning is 1-800-GET-PINK.
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No joke, the number for Owens Corning is 1-800-GET-PINK.
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Seriously though, I like the simplicity. Just a foam insulation box with some temp control. No need to get more complicated than that if you don't want or need to. Let us know how it works out.

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I've used it to carbonate 2 batches now. It will be a huge improvement over using very limited upstairs closet space during the cold months.

Here is a plot of the temperature stability when set about 10F greater than my basement temperature.

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Love the mitered corners! and the simplicity of the build.

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