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Old 03-26-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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Ok i bought a temp controller so i can get my ferm temps in range my question is this. If I want to ferment at 63 what would be the best way due to thermal activity of the yeast doing there thing should I put the sensor on the side of the carboy or adjust for the difference.Just wondering the best way.I am using a old fridge that will fit 2 carboys.Thanks for any advice

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Old 03-26-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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I would mount the sensor to the inside of the fridge wall about 18" up from the bottom. Then use some kind of a thermometer taped or otherwise attached to the fermenter. I use an indoor/outdoor digital thermometer with its sensor taped to the side of the fermenter. The actual temp of the fermenting wort will change with the yeast activity over time. The indoor/outdoor thermometer allows you to check the fermenter temp without opening the fridge door which I like a lot. Takes the guesswork out it.

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Attach the temp controller probe to the outside of the fermentor and cover with some foam, bubble wrap, whatever you have that is insulating. This will give a very accurate measurement of your actual beer temperature and then dial in your fermentation temp on the controller.

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How about connecting the temp controller to a probe in a thermowell. That way the fridge will adjust so the center of the fermentor has the desired temp.

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Attach the temp controller probe to the outside of the fermentor and cover with some foam, bubble wrap, whatever you have that is insulating. This will give a very accurate measurement of your actual beer temperature and then dial in your fermentation temp on the controller.

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Thanks for the ideas.

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