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Old 11-25-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Convert a GE GSS22wgph cc Side by Side Refrigerat to Kegerator/ fermentation Chamber

I have been looking to Lager for a long time. I have also wanted to set up a 4 keg kegerator. I found a GE Side by side Refrigerator. My plan is to strip the shelves out and build new ones in the freezer for 4 kegs.

I will be using sanke kegs for fermentation. I can fir 2 in the frige half.

Attached are pictures of the frige. I also have included the wiring diagram.

My goal is to control the freezer half with a 110 vt love controler and use my BCS-460 i brew with to control the Frige side.

I am unsure how to connect the relays into main board. If anyone on this board could help me with this I'll be well on my way.

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Old 06-12-2013, 01:50 AM   #2
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I'm trying to do the same. I need to figure out how to control the compressor, damper and a heater with the love controller (I think I can wire the compressor/damper in series). I would also need a controller for the freezer (maybe) to control the keggerator.

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I was successful. See the post below. If you require any help just ask here.


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/frid...hamber-289241/

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How did you wire the temp controllers? The link looks like it is for an analog system w/thermostats?

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Correct. The probes are taped to carboy with bubble rap.I took power from the light in the fridge.

I ran lamp cord to the back and used that with the relay to engage the compressor.

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quick question: wouldn't you want to ferment in the freezer side so you can cold crash? will the fridge side get down to 31-32 F?

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No the carboy wouldn't fit. Also with this setup you can bring down to the freezer temp.

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Old 06-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #8
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I recently finished up a similar conversion and all the side by side conversion threads on HBT were really helpful. If you want to check out what I did, the thread is here:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/side...ersion-416389/

If you have any questions about my setup, feel free to ask.

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