Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Fermenters > ebay aquarium temp controller build
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2013, 06:09 AM   #3661
snaps10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 740
Liked 173 Times on 119 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rbeckett
Yup this stuff is like crack. You get hooked on a 25 dollar kit and 1000 bucks later your deciding what the next upgrade is gonna be. Mine is a walk in ferm chamber I can lager in during the hot part of the Florida summer. Wish me luck getting that past the SWMBO minister of finances....

Wheelchair Bob
I had the same dream and settled on a cabinet fermentation chamber with a lagering chamber. If I ever finish it I'll be able to ferment both of my conicals at ale temps, plus lager/cold crash, etc 8 buckets, with a little storage area for aging bottles.
SWMBO was not having the thought of the space a walk in would take.


snaps10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 06:11 PM   #3662
socalboomer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 236
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I am picking up a commercial freezer at the end of the month... It is addicting.


__________________
On Tap (Nitro): Black Sand Foreign Extra Stout
On Tap 1: Gold Dust Pale.On Tap 2: empty. . .On Tap 3: O'Rally Red
In Secondary: Moonless Midnight RIS
In Primary: Chocolate Palomino, Nightshade Dark Cascadian
Next up:
socalboomer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2013, 02:11 AM   #3663
Danno81
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 141
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Just waiting on the control module and my fern chamber will be up and running!
Also you can see my side by side kegerator on the left specifically the perlick tap with flow control (best tap ever IMO)
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2770435647.jpg
Views:	378
Size:	39.0 KB
ID:	137056
Danno81 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 01:21 AM   #3664
cincybrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 676
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

What is everyone using as the line in power? Just an old power plug that you strip one end off? Or are you running it off of an existing outlet?
cincybrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 04:15 AM   #3665
uatuba
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 529
Liked 73 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cincybrewer
What is everyone using as the line in power? Just an old power plug that you strip one end off? Or are you running it off of an existing outlet?
I'm using an old extension cord.
uatuba is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 04:17 AM   #3666
Danno81
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 141
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

I had an extra replacement cord for a saw laying around. You can use anything just make sure it has a ground plug
Danno81 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 11:25 AM   #3667
cincybrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 676
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Cool thanks. I have lots of old grounded plugs laying around.
cincybrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 11:49 PM   #3668
HopinJim
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HopinJim's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Posts: 163
Liked 22 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

Got mine last week - Amazon had the deal for the box (same as the OP) and controller for $25 shipped. Made it to my doorstep in 4 days even with econo shipping. Put it together this past weekend, and it is working great. I am using it in an old, non-working kegerator as an insulated box with a fan on the cool side, and a brew belt on the heat side. Ran the wires down thru where the tower was then stuffed it with a hunk of foam. 2 2-liter bottles later, I am keeping a fermenter bucket full of water at at 16C (no heater installed) out in my rather hot garage. Bottles appear to last about 24 hrs, so looks like I'll finally be brewing again this weekend!
__________________
“The best beer is where priests go to drink. For a quart of Ale is a dish for a king.” — William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale

"I never wake up Grumpy...I just let her sleep."

Barefoot Hillbilly Brewing

Kegged: House Brown Ale, Cascade Pale Ale
Bottled: Punkin Ale, Chocolate Milk Stout, Random Pale Ale, Maris Otter/Mosaic SMaSH
Fermenting:
Keg/Bottle Conditioning:
On Deck:
HopinJim is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2013, 02:19 AM   #3669
Danno81
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 141
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

I ordered mine last Saturday night and it was @ my door this afternoon! Extremely fast! Already up and running! Works great

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3763975574.jpg
Views:	277
Size:	34.2 KB
ID:	138272
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1736010924.jpg
Views:	347
Size:	36.6 KB
ID:	138273  
Danno81 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2013, 01:17 PM   #3670
barrooze
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 2,361
Liked 115 Times on 97 Posts
Likes Given: 158

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HopinJim View Post
Got mine last week - Amazon had the deal for the box (same as the OP) and controller for $25 shipped. Made it to my doorstep in 4 days even with econo shipping. Put it together this past weekend, and it is working great. I am using it in an old, non-working kegerator as an insulated box with a fan on the cool side, and a brew belt on the heat side. Ran the wires down thru where the tower was then stuffed it with a hunk of foam. 2 2-liter bottles later, I am keeping a fermenter bucket full of water at at 16C (no heater installed) out in my rather hot garage. Bottles appear to last about 24 hrs, so looks like I'll finally be brewing again this weekend!
I've used ice bottles to supplement my cooling system as well. Keep in mind that fermenting beer creates heat, so you may need to cycle your ice bottles sooner than anticipated. Have a great brew day this weekend!


__________________
Kegged: Flanders Blonde, NB Tonguesplitter v2.0, Ginger Beer, BOSON on Rhubarb, Dry-Hopped Sour Brown (ECY01) Primary: none Souring: None On Deck: Zombie Dust clone On the Horizon: Epic Pale ale clone, Atrial Rubicite clone (ECY20) Updated: 2015/03/26
Untappd: barrooze
barrooze is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY temp controller build android Other 100 05-09-2013 01:14 PM
Control Fermentation temp with Aquarium Heater chemist308 General Techniques 20 12-14-2012 11:13 PM
question about "aquarium temperature controller" SamBrewer General Techniques 12 02-26-2011 06:30 PM
Attic Fan Temp Controller = Inexpensive Fermentation Controller???? Beernip General Techniques 5 06-16-2009 04:30 PM
Brutus Build Controller Box? gruversm Brew Stands 9 03-27-2009 03:54 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS