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Old 09-07-2009, 10:29 PM   #21
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the only problem I see if cost. A johnson or ranco temp controller is ~50 on the high side. Add $0-$40 for an old freezer off craigslist and you have a fermentation cabinet for under 100 that holds 4-6 carboys.

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Old 01-30-2010, 06:48 PM   #22
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Well I've finally gotten back to my peltier lagering project. I manage to find a small fridge with two large peltier units already attached. I've cut out the top so it can accommodate 5 gallon and 6 gallon carboys as well as Corney kegs. I am in the process of making an insulated cover. Now I need a controller. I want to be able to heat and cool - I love Belgian ales and Lagers. This means a dual control. Problem is the I got the fridge for $50 new and a dual controller is at least $60 to $70.

I was thinking in the long run I might want 3 or 4 of these chambers. Is there some other control module I could get that would handle this? It would need to handle 4 thermocouples and control 8 outputs. It would be nice if I could hook it up to an old laptop to control and monitor. Alternately, something with a web interface would be nice. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Old 06-02-2010, 03:43 AM   #23
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Any update to this? I am tossing around options right now also.

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Old 06-02-2010, 03:57 AM   #24
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I've done a lot of work recently with peltier's. I have one of these



http://www.tetech.com/Air-Coolers/AC-046.html

That look perfect for the application. I with I had time to investigate.

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Old 06-02-2010, 01:35 PM   #25
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If you want to send it to me, I can have it installed in my chamber in a matter of days and report back with how it is working!

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Old 06-02-2010, 01:55 PM   #26
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I can only get my chamber down to about 60F with the peltier that I robbed from a wine cooler. Not lagering temps but what I wanted was a way to hold ferm temps steady in my upstairs where the temp swings during the hot summer. I guess I could better that number with a second peltier of the same output.

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