Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Side-by-Side to Fermentation Chamber Build
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-26-2009, 01:37 AM   #21
kidoduck
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 25
Default

Now that this thread has been revived, I've got to ask: After using this for a while did you find the need to add recirc fans to even the temperatures between upper and lower shelves?

__________________
kidoduck is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2009, 12:51 PM   #22
Boodlemania
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: East TN
Posts: 605
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I'm excited about this. My dad's got an old side-by-side acquired as a freebie in our farm shop. Think I'll re-assign it to more, let's say, "productive" duty.

__________________

- CStone

Boodlemania is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2009, 01:04 PM   #23
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,461
Liked 119 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kidoduck View Post
Now that this thread has been revived, I've got to ask: After using this for a while did you find the need to add recirc fans to even the temperatures between upper and lower shelves?
I will check tonight. I haven't yet. I am assuming that the temps should be fairly even because both the heater and the fridge have fans that blow whenever the heater of compressor are turned on.

I will report on any temp stratification tonight.
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2009, 10:16 PM   #24
Medo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: North Pole Alaska
Posts: 166
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Ahoy hoy,
Damn you have to love American Ingenuity! This is the setup I have been looking for! Up here in Interior Alaska, the temps can vary so widely when its not winter, (80 in the day, high 30s at night, for example) that a rig like this would be the gift that keeps on giving. Beer, that is
I must salute you and your clever use of a pretty much otherwise useless for our hobby item. A side by side indeed! I love it
Salute' (picture volley of fire in tribute)
A great day to all.

__________________

Sean Thornton (John Wayne) "I'll have one of those black beers."
Pat Cohan (Harry Tyler) the publican "Ah, the porter. Yes sir."
From 'The Quiet Man' 1952

"Tell me, Alvis - for all wights' fate
I deem that, dwarf, thou knowest -
how the beer is hight which is brewed by men,
in all the worlds so wide?"

- The Lay of Alvis

Visit my beer blog at http://homebrew.medofernandez.com

Medo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2009, 05:11 PM   #25
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,461
Liked 119 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kidoduck View Post
After using this for a while did you find the need to add recirc fans to even the temperatures between upper and lower shelves?
I have measured it out and recirc fans are not necessary for my chamber. The temps are stable throughout until the door is opened and some air spills out.

However, I have fans in both the cooling unit and the heating unit that circulate air anytime heating/cooling is operational. I think this makes a pretty big difference.
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2009, 05:17 PM   #26
Brewers Hardware
Sponsor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 455
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Really nicely done!!

__________________
Brewers Hardware.com

Premium Brewing Kettles | Conical Fermenters | SS Carboy/Conical Thermowell | Stainless Thermowells
Tri Clover Fittings | Sanke keg fermenter

Become a Brewer's Hardware Fan on Facebook!
Brewers Hardware is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2009, 06:43 PM   #27
Scrow
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 103
Default

Wow this is incredible. Any advice for someone that knows nothing about electrical wiring? Is there a less... dangerous approach?

__________________

Primary - Kolsch - Started 04/30/09
Primary - Brown Ale - Started 04/30/09

Bottle Conditioning - India Pale Ale - Started 04/01/09
Bottle Conditioning - Dead Guy Ale clone - Started 04/08/09

Drinking - German Altbier - Started 03/11/09
Drinking - Wheat Beer - Started 03/25/09

Carboy - EdWort's Apfelwine Round 3

Scrow is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2009, 03:18 AM   #28
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,461
Liked 119 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

It really isn't very difficult. If you can get your hands on the wiring diagram for your fridge I can help you wire it.

I am glad you like the project.

__________________
2P-Twent-E Simple Brew DITCHES 1 DITCHES 2 Fermentolagertaporator side-by-side ferm Twelve Hopostles Labels
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2009, 03:47 AM   #29
CenCalWorthog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 137
Default

Bad ass! I might want to do this real soon. Label me impressed.

__________________
CenCalWorthog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2009, 12:52 PM   #30
Scrow
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boerderij_Kabouter View Post
It really isn't very difficult. If you can get your hands on the wiring diagram for your fridge I can help you wire it.

I am glad you like the project.
Is this something you can do over the phone? I mean, I don't have any of the stuff I need yet, but I plan to start looking for it. If I can find a fridge with the wiring diagram, I can scan it and post it for you. This would be an amazing addition to my setup. I just don't want to electrocute myself.
__________________

Primary - Kolsch - Started 04/30/09
Primary - Brown Ale - Started 04/30/09

Bottle Conditioning - India Pale Ale - Started 04/01/09
Bottle Conditioning - Dead Guy Ale clone - Started 04/08/09

Drinking - German Altbier - Started 03/11/09
Drinking - Wheat Beer - Started 03/25/09

Carboy - EdWort's Apfelwine Round 3

Scrow 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
Do lines run through the center wall of a side by side? jtvinny Bottling/Kegging 5 03-23-2011 10:50 PM
Wanted: Info on keezer with side fermentation chamber PunkVaulter DIY Projects 4 02-26-2010 11:50 AM
Side by Side Fridge/Freezer Combo for Fermentation and Distribution? Craig Equipment/Sanitation 3 09-21-2009 06:16 PM
First partial mash side by side taste test. brian_g All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 06-23-2009 12:48 PM
Making side by side comparo batches ThriceIn5Minutes Recipes/Ingredients 6 04-13-2008 03:43 AM