Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Keezer - temp controller probe question

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-21-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
Nole96
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Posts: 8
Default Keezer - temp controller probe question

Do you place your probe in a glass of water inside your keezer or let it hang measuring the air temp which fluctuates more quickly?

I have been placing mine in a simple red solo cup of water on the hump. Just wanted to see what everyone else does and if there is any preferrable ways to measure and maintain more accurate temps for the beer.

__________________
Nole96 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
krazydave
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Posts: 864
Liked 23 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I tape mine with a couple of towels over it to the side of my carboy\keg.

__________________
krazydave is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
day_trippr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 9,354
Liked 1020 Times on 829 Posts

Default

Similarly, I trap the probe under a chunk of 1" thick closed cell foam and use a velcro strap I picked up a Lowes to cinch it to the side of the fullest keg...

Cheers!

__________________
day_trippr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
JuanMoore
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JuanMoore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Old Pueblo
Posts: 15,936
Liked 3200 Times on 3105 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

Many temp probes are waterproof but not submersible, and after being submerged for a few weeks/months will start to give bad readings. You might want to make sure yours is submersible if going that route. For my keezer I taped the probe to a small water bottle full of water that I keep in the corner on the hump. For my ferm chamber I tape the probe to the fermenter of the most recently brewed beer and then tape a small folded up rag on top of it.

__________________
Keezer Soze

Yuri rubs it out with 60 grit... wouldn't even feel a tenga egg. -Randar

, place entry ox dixla to suck. Fcxk fwnpoo and passed. Hel an my spupid ass. OK. - TXCrash
JuanMoore is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2012, 10:40 PM   #5
theonetrueruss
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
theonetrueruss's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 791
Liked 37 Times on 23 Posts

Default

For my keezer I just don't worry about it. i let it dangle free in the corner.

For my fermentation chest I tape to a fermenter under some insulating foam. That seems to work well.

I am liking the tape to a bottle of water notion for the keezer... I might have to do that.

__________________
TheOneTrueRuss
Fat Messiah Brewing
theonetrueruss is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2012, 01:53 AM   #6
Agentaaron
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 104
Default

I placed my probe in a large sandwich bag and put some tape and rubber bands around it...then put it in a half gallon jar of water on the hump ( the opening end of the bag is well out of the water)...I have had my keezer open for a good 20 minutes before without the compressor ever turning on

I also have a smaller glass with a floating therm in it...all holding perfectly at 39 degrees

__________________
Mesa Brewing Co.


give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour...teach a man to brew and he'll waste a lifetime.
Agentaaron is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2012, 03:48 AM   #7
jasonkeithscott
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 35
Likes Given: 2

Default

Drilled a hole in a Gatorade bottle cap, slightly smaller than probe. Covered hole with with duct tape then pushed probe through tape and into hole. Filled bottle with Star San mix, capped.

Tight enough that it won't ever fall into the bottle but also easy enough to remove if needed. Also I've not seen any noticeable evaporation from the bottle yet.

__________________
jasonkeithscott is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2012, 04:24 AM   #8
DeafSmith
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeafSmith's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Richardson, TX
Posts: 1,447
Liked 33 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I keep a gel cold pack (like those used for shipping liquid yeast) strapped to the side of a keg with a bungee cord. The probe is in between the gel pack and keg.

__________________
DeafSmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Love controller temp probe wiring help schristian619 DIY Projects 5 01-23-2012 05:25 PM
Temp Probe options for ebay Temp Controller Crimsonwine DIY Projects 8 12-22-2011 11:08 AM
Temp controller probe arrangement hops2it DIY Projects 10 07-26-2011 08:41 PM
DIY temp controller for keezer question !?! ftlstrings DIY Projects 1 01-11-2010 08:42 PM
Temp controller probe - what's the deal? ThreeTaps DIY Projects 6 10-19-2009 03:09 AM