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Old 09-23-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default Temperature Controlled Fermentation!

Here is a pretty good image that shows you what I have been up to. It is my jacketed fermenter and a glycol chiller made out of a chest freezer. The Ranco Digital Controllers regulate a circulation pump and the freezer. It works really well.

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Old 09-23-2008, 11:54 PM   #2
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what...the...

oh oh oh I get it. For a second I thought the beer was in the freezer.

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Glycol in the freezer, beer in the fermenter.

Here is another image:

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Old 09-24-2008, 12:02 AM   #4
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Couldn't you just put the fermenter in a water bath and pull an old t-shirt over it??

Impressive Brewpastor, very impressive! You high-end homebrewers never cease to amaze me.

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Old 09-24-2008, 12:03 AM   #5
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I dream of glycol jackets.

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Old 09-24-2008, 12:05 AM   #6
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BP... you are just a plain old bad man! That's freaking awesome! what did the jacketed conical run you?

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Couldn't you just put the fermenter in a water bath and pull an old t-shirt over it??

Impressive Brewpastor, very impressive! You high-end homebrewers never cease to amaze me.
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Ala` "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

"I think I just filled the cup."

Nice work... My homemade fermetation chamber (in the works) seems pale in comparison...

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what did the jacketed conical run you?
It is made out of two different hoppers. I got most of it for nothing or close to it, but I am guessing if you had to buy all of this you would be looking at a bit under a grand.
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Wait... how does the glycol circulate around the conical? I see the tubes going to the bottom but where does it go from there?

Really you could have a whole series of fermenters running all in parallel off of the same chiller. You wouldn't even need a conical as you could use the old bucket within a cooler trick. Just be sure not to poison your beer.

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