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Old 07-13-2014, 12:57 AM   #31
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STC 1000 off eBay for $18. That is the easiest way to control the fermentation temp in the fridge. Go crazy and get an arduino and flash the stc with alphaomega's stc1000+ to get temp profiles. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/stc-1000-a-464348/
Thanks for the tip! Picked up an STC 1000 to arrive on Tue. Also, have a cheap thermo-mechanical thermostat for $6 to arrive on slow-boat from China. The refrigeration unit of the 1.7 is capable of doing sub-zero. My thermo is definitely shot, so i bypassed it and it got down to -1.
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:29 AM   #32
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I think that will work fine. I put vinyl flooring on top of my foam floor in my huge (60 gallon in 4 60l spiedels) chamber powered with a 3-4 ish cf mini fridge.

If you can, I recommend picking up a usb powered (12 volt) case fan with or without speed control and sitting it in the freezer section of the mini fridge (freezer door removed) if it has one. I use one (always on unless racking) blowing through the cold plate freezer section and my whole chamber stays within 1* F. I put the actively fermenting spiedel next to the fan/fridge and move the more advanced ales down the line as it were.

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