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Old 10-10-2012, 03:12 AM   #21
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I live in the Northeast, so in late fall to early spring the ambient temperature can drop below this. Should I worry about it actually getting too cold inside the fridge and have to set up a warming system (reptile heating element set up, i.e.)?

I've just had to do that same thing. I ended up getting a dual temp controller and a $20 space heater. It's been working well. The garage has been in the 50s this week. The heater just kicks on every 40 minutes or so to bring the fermentor up to 65.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:23 AM   #22
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I finally got everything organized. The fridge is going to be converted into a kegerator and the 2 chest freezers will be for fermenting/lagering.

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:54 AM   #23
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That's one hell of a cave. Nicely done!

I need to control temps in a small apartment. Freezer is way too big. I've been looking into wine coolers on Craigslist. Any of you guys have success/problems with something like that?

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Old 10-10-2012, 04:12 AM   #24
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That's one hell of a cave. Nicely done!

I need to control temps in a small apartment. Freezer is way too big. I've been looking into wine coolers on Craigslist. Any of you guys have success/problems with something like that?
I have 2 mini fridges devoted to fermentation. If you go that route look for one with a "full floor".
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:09 AM   #25
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Just got the freezer today

Finally, just set it and forget it Cant see spending all that time on a brew day to have it wasted by a few degrees of high/uncontrolled temps. Probably my best investment thus far..

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Finally, just set it and forget it Cant see spending all that time on a brew day to have it wasted by a few degrees of high/uncontrolled temps. Probably my best investment thus far..
And then you will look at a smart programmable controller that will raise for a diacetyl rest and then cold crash. The quest never ends.
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You are correct, it never ends. Only been a week and Iv added a cooling fan, made some custom blow off tubes cause my 1inch one wont fit, added some more thermometeters to monitor the inside and outside air temp plus humidity. And one of those eva air contraptions.

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How does the Eva dry work? I'm constantly dealing with some slight mold growth on the bottom of my chest freezer

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How does the Eva dry work? I'm constantly dealing with some slight mold growth on the bottom of my chest freezer
Just place it in the freezer, there are indicators on it if its wet or dry. Once its wet ya just plug it into an outlet, theres a fan in there that drys out the wetness. Then place it back in the freezer and its good again. They say it lasts up to 10 years. Get the high cap one, check out amazon. I got mine for I think 20 bucks.

The fan helps out alot to, it keep air flow moving. If ya dont have a fan, its easy to make one out of a cpu fan and any charger or any adapter really that plugs into an outlet.
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