Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Fermenters > Mini Fridge Conversion to Fermentation Champer - Wiring Question
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
Hebby5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Posts: 141
Default Mini Fridge Conversion to Fermentation Champer - Wiring Question

Hello All!

A friend at work gave me an old dorm fridge and I was going to convert it to be a temp controlled fermentation chamber. I've seen plenty of videos on YouTube on wiring up a Ranco with power coming in and a outlet or power strip coming out of it. All the different videos suggest that you just plug your fridge into the power strip (output of Ranco) and place the probe inside the fridge.

I'm not worried about wiring up the Ranco but what about the fridge wiring?

Do you just plug it into the the power strip? What about the fridge thermostat? Do I have to bypass it or disconnect it?


Any help is appreciated.

I need to cut out the condiment trays off the door of the mini fridge and put a wood collar on to give my fermenter buckets a little more room.

Thanks in advance.

Chris

__________________
Hebby5 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-22-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
redgum
Brewing
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
redgum's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Posts: 54
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

You no longer need to worry about the thermostat as the Ranco is now the thermostat. I just set mine to about 3/4 of full power and left it there not exactly knowing what else to do and it works fine. I haven't had to play with it.

Basically, the Ranco detects the temperature from the probe and turns the fridge on and off accordingly. Just plug it into the power strip, set the temp on the Ranco and you're good to go.

__________________
redgum is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-22-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
Hebby5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Posts: 141
Default

Thanks! No just need to buy one

Chris

__________________
Hebby5 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Modern Mini Fridge Fermentation Chamber Conversion, Bending Coils HootHootHoot Fermenters 1 07-17-2012 12:54 AM
Question on mini fridge conversion Dukeman9988 Fermenters 2 02-16-2011 04:54 PM
mini fridge to fermentation chamber conversion question ekjohns Fermenters 2 11-17-2010 11:17 PM
mini fridge conversion question MattCA Fermenters 1 11-08-2010 09:36 PM
Mini-Fridge Conversion Question mayday1019 Kegerators and Keezers 7 11-19-2007 11:40 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS