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kenpotf 10-01-2011 10:46 PM

Keezer temp controller?
 
How many of you use something like a Johnson controller on your keezer? I have one on my fermentation chamber, but I don't know if it's really necessary for the freezer. Is it?

On another note, I'd like to have a digital thermometer readout on my collar. Which one do you recommend?

Thanks!

Jester369 10-01-2011 11:08 PM

Well, unless you are going to mod the thermometer, you are going to have to do some sort of external control. The factory thermostat won't go above freezing.

kenpotf 10-02-2011 12:14 AM

If I wanted to keep the beer at 30 deg, would it freeze? What's a good serving temp for standard ales (red, ipa, ambers) and porters? This is all new to me, but I've seen places serve some of these at 30 degrees and it wasn't frozen. I'm not sure what type of setup they had, so I'm not sure if a standard keezer would be able to keep it from freezing.

Jester369 10-02-2011 12:41 AM

Here is a great discussion on the subject: http://www.ratebeer.com/Story.asp?StoryID=479

They say that basically under 39 degrees is for anything you don't want to actually taste. I generally run at 45 degrees.

kenpotf 10-02-2011 01:08 AM

Thanks Jester :)


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