Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Any modifications needed to convert chest freezer to fermentation vessel??
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-30-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
bgough
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 304
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Any modifications needed to convert chest freezer to fermentation vessel??

Will I need to make any mods so that one of these things will hold at around 60 degrees?

__________________
bgough is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
Tonedef131
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Wayne
Posts: 1,906
Liked 22 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Just get a temp controller.

__________________
Tonedef131 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
bgough
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 304
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tonedef131 View Post
Just get a temp controller.

How does one of these work?

How are they installed?
__________________
bgough is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 08:52 PM   #4
WortMonger
United States Mashtronaut
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WortMonger's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Edmond, OK, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,141
Liked 28 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

They are inline with the power cord to the freezer. You just pop the temperature probe inside the freezer and it switches the freezer on and off.

__________________
"Beer... Nutritious and Delicious!"

"It's like a 15.5 gallon Mr. Beer!"
WortMonger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 10:45 PM   #5
bgough
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 304
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Got it...Thanks.

Where can I find one on line and how much are they?

I know I could probably google and find something, but I'd prefer a tried and true brand from someone who uses them.

Thanks

__________________
bgough is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 10:59 PM   #6
ChshreCat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,340
Liked 472 Times on 375 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

Do a search for "temperature controller" and you'll find many posts about the different ones available, makes, models, etc.

__________________

"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

ChshreCat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2009, 01:04 AM   #7
WortMonger
United States Mashtronaut
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WortMonger's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Edmond, OK, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,141
Liked 28 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Ranco, Love, Johnson Controls, etc...

__________________
"Beer... Nutritious and Delicious!"

"It's like a 15.5 gallon Mr. Beer!"
WortMonger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2009, 02:08 AM   #8
alpo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 356
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

morebeer.com has the unwired Ranco for $65 with free shipping.

__________________
alpo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2009, 02:21 AM   #9
McKBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
McKBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 8,291
Liked 31 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alpo View Post
morebeer.com has the unwired Ranco for $65 with free shipping.
You can buy the same ones from Ebay for just under $50.
__________________

Make Beer, Not War.

McKBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2009, 03:20 AM   #10
alpo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 356
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Before shipping, I'm sure. I'd rather give my money to a reputable home brew supplier anyway.

__________________
alpo 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
Chest Freezer for Fermentation Help zonabb Equipment/Sanitation 4 04-24-2009 05:10 PM
What size chest freezer for a fermentation chamber? jp1316 Equipment/Sanitation 8 12-22-2008 10:33 PM
Stinky Fermentation Chest Freezer... Gabrew Equipment/Sanitation 3 09-08-2008 01:05 AM
Fermentation/lagering in the same chest freezer? Professor Frink General Techniques 5 12-27-2007 01:41 AM
Old freezer to fermentation chest w/ light bub cweston DIY Projects 1 02-26-2007 01:34 PM