After doing some research on home brewing (this forum is great
) I realize that I need to keep my Mr. Beer fermenter at a stable temperature. I read over the plans for the Son of Fermenation Chiller and got an idea.
I have a coleman 5-day cooler thats big enough (hopefully) to retrofit it into a chiller.
The pics are pretty much self explanatory so here you go:
I already cut the holes for the fan and the other airway - just don't have pics of that yet.
I have a piece of foam cut to fit snugly into the cooler as a top for added insulation and then the lid will close over top of that.
My main concerns are:
- Will I be able to fit enough frozen water bottles to keep the temp stable for the 10 hours i'm at work?
- Will it get too cold? (Its rather small compaired to the regular Fermantion Chiller plans)
I have a thermostat that runs off of 2 AAA batteries and I already have a 92mm PC fan wired up to a 12v DC adapter (building PCs is my main hobby