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Old 05-28-2008, 04:03 AM   #21
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But if you cut the main power line, how does the rest of the mechanics (defroster, light, etc) work when the controller toggles off?
It doesn't
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:58 PM   #22
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I decided to wire a plug inside each freezer as well as put the top shelf back in so I can make my starters in them as well. After putting the top shelf in, it was obvious that a 2000 ml flask sitting on top the stir plate would not fit on the shelf - so I did surgery on the stir plate to make it install through the grating.

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Old 06-01-2008, 02:11 AM   #23
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that's some serious beer porn.

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Old 06-01-2008, 03:21 AM   #25
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see, you are great, but you are making me feel WEAK! I was planning on putting my stir plate into my ale freezer (and I'm using 7 and 5 gallon carboys, rather than conicals). I had thought of maybe just cutting an extension cord and pushing it through the icemaker hole where my other wiring ran (full of great stuff now, but I can push through I bet), then rewiring the cord on the outside, and plugging it in, so I'd have the other end in the freezer for the stir plate.

then you go and wire a real wall outlet on the inside of the freezer... that runs it's fan and lights even when not cooling... If you lived nearby I'd have to pay homage with beer.

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Do you fill your conicals while they are inside the fridge, or do you have to lift them up into the fridge once they are full?

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Old 06-25-2008, 07:27 PM   #27
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Do you fill your conicals while they are inside the fridge, or do you have to lift them up into the fridge once they are full?
No lifting. Just use my march pump to push the beer in through the racking arm...
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I have that freezer too. I cut the shelves off the door to accommodate a 14 gallon Blichmann, but just left the cardboard in place with foam behind it. Yours looks much nicer. I am starting to brew some warm fermenting Belgians and need to get heat into the unit too. I have Love's on my hot side of the brewery and would like to have them on the freezer too. Tell me if this logic works. Use a SPDT switch to alternate between heating and cooling functions with the heat leg going to the dome lamp and the cooling leg to the compressor/coil. I would naturally have to switch modes on the Love too. I haven't opened mine up to look at wiring yet; Any specific recommendations appreciated.

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Old 07-09-2008, 07:08 PM   #29
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Sounds like it would work to me... as long as only one was enabled at a time.

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Very nice. Hmmm, I wonder if two will fit in the Brewhaus? They should not take up more than 5 feet of wall space.

How is it pumping wort into them and racking beer to kegs?

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