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Old 09-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Finishing Keezer, Question on R Value

I'm just about done with my Keezer but, I have a concern about R values and temperature differences. I have a 15 cf freezer that I've divided in half with some insulting material with an R value if 3.3 (6.5 doubled). I've divided my Keezer into two sections; 1 for kegging and the other for fermentation. I plan to have the entire freezer plugged into one controller that will cool the whole unit with another controller plugged into a heating unit to keep fermentation temps higher.

So my question is 3.3 or doubling the insulation (6.5) going to give me the desired 20-30 degree temp difference that I'd need?

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Old 09-27-2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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More insulation is better, 99.9% of the time.
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Maybe this will help?
How I brew: Stir plate starters, Extract, Full boil in a Keggle, 10 gallon batches.
Brewing upgrades in progress: temp controlled ferment, stir plate re-work, building mash tun, milling station

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