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Old 09-12-2012, 02:39 AM   #1
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Anybody use one of these for temp control on their conical? I'm thinking of adding a stainless coil and I like the self contained idea of one of these chillers. ( I hate the idea of buying a third chest freezer!). Mind you, the two I own aren't used as freezers....

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Old 09-12-2012, 02:42 AM   #2
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http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaEuroU...INQCBC-vi.html

Here's a link to one....but I would be looking for one on CL or eBay.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:11 PM   #3
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Check this out..... http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/diy-...nters-348320/?

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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I just scored one of those too. This one
I traded 2 corny's for it

Basically what I'm planning is a cooler or Sanke for a reservoir with a submersible pump to move glycol through the chiller. Then a second pump to move the glycol through a closed loop past the fermenters, and through my tap tower. (My DIY chiller thread and tower build are here)

Same idea about a stainless coil "IC" in the fermenter, but with some sort of quick disconnect so I can take it all upstairs to clean it.

I'm also eyeballing the "FremTroller" project. Ultimately, I want to have 2 fermenters and my tap tower on the system, completely automated.

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What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!
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thats exactly what im thinking but just with the two fermentors......in the winter my reservoir would have to be heated......basement is too cold.....

you should use a BCS to control the system.....then you can sit at your pc and check out the temps....

now i just need to find the deal you did on the chiller.

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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I've got a BCS-460. I'm really leaning toward the BrewTroller now, though. Or more specifically, the FermTroller because I have a kegerator and 2 keezers that aren't on that diagram and that's too much for the BCS.

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