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Old 05-30-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default Temp. Control and Freezer: To drill or not?

Hello, I've seen quite a few mentions of using a fridge or freezer with a separate temperature controller to keep fermentation temperature consistent and at the desired temperature. It sounds like most people drill a hole in the freezer to put the temp sensor itself through, but is there any reason not to just run it between the lid and the box? That leaves a tiny gap with the rubber seal, but it is pretty small.

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Old 05-30-2010, 01:03 AM   #2
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Hello, I've seen quite a few mentions of using a fridge or freezer with a separate temperature controller to keep fermentation temperature consistent and at the desired temperature. It sounds like most people drill a hole in the freezer to put the temp sensor itself through, but is there any reason not to just run it between the lid and the box? That leaves a tiny gap with the rubber seal, but it is pretty small.

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It would work. Most people drill a hole because it looks a little nicer than having a wire just draped in the unit. But it shouldn't pinch the wire and it shouldn't cause any significant cooling loss.
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Just a note (at least with the probe that comes with the a419) That little gap will allow condensation to form. Humid air can then get in etc. I just deal with it. Some use drying products.

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Old 05-30-2010, 02:44 AM   #4
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I just run mine through the door. This way when i want to ferment a belgian that needs to get hot I just just take it out and hook it up to a thermowell with a heat fermwrap. Well that is my plan anyways.

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Old 05-30-2010, 04:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! I'll go with the easy way until I find the schematics for the freezer and drill

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