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Old 08-16-2012, 06:32 PM   #21
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I would keep your analogue and dial it down below your fermentation temps. Mine is set to 41 and I use the spare space for bottle storage, I then wrap my carboy with a fermwrap plugged into the digital controller to control precisely what temp you want to ferment your beer at. This keeps you from having spikes as fermentation spikes and cools through its natural process.
How far below my fermentation temps are we talking? 5 degrees below the middle of the range for the recipe I'm making at the time is what I've been using
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #22
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How far below my fermentation temps are we talking? 5 degrees below the middle of the range for the recipe I'm making at the time is what I've been using
Doesn't matter so much when you are using a separate controller and fermwrap. The larger difference only helps in holding the temps - while running your fermwrap more often. I set it where I had use for 41 ambient, which was my secondary use of bottle/keg storage. I'd prefer a 10 degree difference but have never really tested what minimum to use this method effectively. All I do know is that the beer ferments within 1 degree of target regardless and it makes things much more precise.
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