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Old 02-24-2011, 03:52 AM   #1
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Default Think this would work for a fermenter???

Saw this on craigslist and it sounds like a good deal. What do y'all think?

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Depending on how it's laid out inside, you could turn it into a fermentation chamber...

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Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I would just take a primary with me and put it in there and see if it'll fit with an airlock on it. I figured with some Johnson Controls I could get it to work as a ferm chamber right?

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Ha ha, nice. Yeah, that could be a ferm chamber.

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Yeah, you need to be in control of your Johnson...

Depending on how precise you want your control to be, go either analog or digital... I recall seeing some two pole controllers, so you could also add a heat source, if you need such a thing... I would wait until fermentation kicks off, and the wort is being warmed internally, before letting it cool down... If you picked up one of the thermowell's you could even insert the probe into the wort, and get an actual read on it's temperature...

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$180 plus $100 for the controller seems like a really expensive fermentation chamber that can only hold one carboy...

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$180 plus $100 for the controller seems like a really expensive fermentation chamber that can only hold one carboy...
You can get single pole JC's for ~$50... Offer less than $180 on the fridge... The add DID say "OBO"... Tell him that you're going to have to spend another $50+ in order to use it, if you must. Remember, unless the add says "firm" there's always room to negotiate...

If you can get two carboy's to fit, or a few corny kegs, then you can ferment at least two brews at a time... Provided they both are happy in the same temperature range...
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you can get a fullsized fridge that would hold 2 or 3 fermenters on craigslist for that price, and have money left for a temp controller!

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You can get single pole JC's for ~$50... Offer less than $180 on the fridge... The add DID say "OBO"... Tell him that you're going to have to spend another $50+ in order to use it, if you must. Remember, unless the add says "firm" there's always room to negotiate...

If you can get two carboy's to fit, or a few corny kegs, then you can ferment at least two brews at a time... Provided they both are happy in the same temperature range...
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you can get a fullsized fridge that would hold 2 or 3 fermenters on craigslist for that price, and have money left for a temp controller!
True, but if he wants the perceived 'cool factor' of the Bull can, he's going to have to pay...

Personally, I'd rather convert a good sized freezer into a fermentation chamber. Set the controller for the temperature you want, with the sensor inside the wort, and you should be good to go from the start. I look forward to having one of those to use.
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