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Old 04-04-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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So im brewing my first lager. Its about to come out for a d rest...but I realized the little wine fridge that I have wont get down to lagering temps. Is there any way to ramp up the power of my fridge? Is that what a temp controller does?

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:02 PM   #2
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what temp does the fridge get down to?

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:05 PM   #3
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The temp controller does not "ramp up the power" of your fridge. It simply turns the fridge on and off to maintain a preset temp.

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:53 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cybershadow
what temp does the fridge get down to?
I have the dial on 9 right now and its at 48* F

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:13 PM   #5
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Got to get to at least 40. Time to get chest freezer.

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:12 AM   #6
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Quote:
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Got to get to at least 40. Time to get chest freezer.
Would a mini fridge work if I turned it down all the way?

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:45 AM   #7
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you can try adding insulation to the top, sides and front (and maybe even part of the back.. even the bottom if you don't mind raising the whole thing up some...
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