Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > temp control?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-30-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
MichaelSterling
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 50
Default temp control?

Im making a kegerator out of a mini fridge and i wondering how to control the temp. should i just use the built in control or buy a different one. and what temps should i set it at?


__________________
Bottled: :(
Primary: RAS HEFF
Secondary:
Planned: Black IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Irish Red
MichaelSterling is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
Mista_Sparkle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Posts: 397
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

if its just a kegerator, you will probably be fine with the current thermostat. if you were going to ferment in it or lager in it, i would be more worried. Set it at the temp you like your beer


__________________
Primary #1+Auxiliary: Burning River Pale Ale clone
Primary #2: empty
Primary #3: EdWorts Apfelwein #4
Conditioning/Drinking:Brewers Best Belgian Tripel, Apfelwein #3, EdWorts Apfelwein #2, Cranapple Wine, Routers Share Network Closet Strong Scotch Ale, McCormack's Old Malt Oatmeal Stout
Mista_Sparkle is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 09:53 PM   #3
stevo155
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Derry, NH
Posts: 947
Liked 23 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I have an analog Johnson controller on mine and set it around 40f
__________________
BN Army for Life!!!
stevo155 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 10:06 PM   #4
tjpfeister
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tjpfeister's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 628
Liked 61 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

I had foaming issues, and to remove temperature as a variable I installed a thermal controller. I now have much tighter control over my carbonation and it also serves as a lagering fridge when it is not occupied by anything else. (This only takes a small amount of planning ahead of time to achieve). When all is said and done, what is another $60 spent on a device you already poured money into, right? ;-)

But you don't NEED it, no. Setting the thermostat on low will probably suffice.
tjpfeister is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Temp control eagle83 General Beer Discussion 4 06-08-2010 03:47 PM
what is your method of temp control ColonelForbin General Beer Discussion 17 09-21-2009 01:45 PM
Fermentation Temp Control or All-Grain jasonh General Beer Discussion 8 03-13-2009 07:54 PM
Temp control. No electricity jmo88 General Beer Discussion 7 12-12-2008 09:43 PM
Temp control or bigger boil? Hop man General Beer Discussion 3 08-06-2007 01:46 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS