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chrisdb 01-12-2013 09:27 PM

temp control for 15G conicals
now that winter has come I am having problems with ferm temps going too high in my basement 'brewery' because it is located next to my gas fired radiant heat source. I am trying to decide how to add temperature control to a couple 15G conical fermenters.
I have a 7 cu.ft. chest freezer available, as well as a couple mini fridges.
I have considered (A) adding a tall collar around the freezer, wiring the freezer to a temp controller and building stands for the conicals that will set inside the box.
I'm also considering (B) putting a couple 6.5G covered buckets in the freezer, filling them with salt water (or water/glycol) and sending through a temp controlled pump into stainless steel coils inside the conicals.
I would welcome any comments suggestions or insights from others who have walked this way before me.

modobrew 01-13-2013 02:07 PM

Check out our solution (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/15-gallon-conical-fermenter-cooling-system-333151/). Seems to be working great!

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