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Old 07-05-2014, 03:41 AM   #21
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Good to hear. I run a small fan in my kegerator and fermenting chamber to move air and make everything more efficient.


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Old 07-05-2014, 02:07 PM   #22
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Just checked the OFS and it's set at 0. Since I didn't have anything in it yet, I had the probe just hanging inside. When I came home this morning and looked at it again, it was really close to the side wall and was probably getting an inaccurate reading. So I put a corny keg in and ran the wire through one of the handles so it'd hang more towards the middle. After that, compressor kicked back on at 68 and chilled down to 62 before it cut off. It does hold temps for a long time though before it rises back to 68.

Well no wonder.

Air temp fluctuates too readily, and by having the probe just free hanging in the air, you are going to have huge swings.

Fill that same corny keg with water, put the probe on the side of the keg, cover it with something insulative (a piece of foam, a folded up hand towel, etc, and tape it down to the keg wall with duct tape. After water in the keg gets down to temperature, I'm willing to bet your temp swings will be much smaller due to what you are measuring actually having thermal mass.

This is how you should situate the probe with kegs or fermenters. Thermowells work nicely too for fermenters.


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Old 07-07-2014, 07:47 PM   #23
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Well no wonder.

Air temp fluctuates too readily, and by having the probe just free hanging in the air, you are going to have huge swings.

Fill that same corny keg with water, put the probe on the side of the keg, cover it with something insulative (a piece of foam, a folded up hand towel, etc, and tape it down to the keg wall with duct tape. After water in the keg gets down to temperature, I'm willing to bet your temp swings will be much smaller due to what you are measuring actually having thermal mass.

This is how you should situate the probe with kegs or fermenters. Thermowells work nicely too for fermenters.


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Thanks for the tip, I'll have to try that tomorrow when I put my carboy in there.

My shanks came in the other day and I finally got them installed and moved the keezer into the living room. Just have to get a drip tray, run my beer and air lines and it will be all finished. Here's a shot w/ the taps and it's final resting place (within arms reach of my spot on the couch)

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Old 07-10-2014, 05:12 PM   #24
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Wow looking good!

For a cheap / easy drip tray I picked up a Steel mud tray from home depot

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wal-Board...-003/100403179

and just used magnetic tape strips to attach it to the fridge under the taps.


Also If you choose to store bottles I attached a wall mounted bottle opener to the right of my taps.

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Bottle-S...s+wall+mounted

Just a couple ideas!

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