My DIY fermentation chamber - Page 4 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Fermenters > My DIY fermentation chamber

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-01-2011, 07:41 PM   #31
jakehale
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 112
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by shortyjacobs View Post
Here's mine:


Holds 6 carboys. Gets down to about 53F right now, but that's because I didn't insulate the bottom, and the front insulation usually has a 1/4" gap between it and the rest of the box cuz I have yet to build a plywood box around it to hold it all in tight. I bet I can easily hit 40F if I encase it in plywood and insulate the floor.

Small mini-fridge, door removed, 2 computer fans inside the fridge, (one in the freezer section blowing air out, one at the threshold between fridge and box to circulate air). Ebay aquarium temperature controller ($30) controls temps AND the 10A relay inside of it is enough to run the fridge. Plywood base has castors for easy moving, but I never drag the whole thing out, so the castors are useless. I just reach in and grab the carboy instead. It's got 1.5" styrofoam all around it, clear duct-taped in place, (again, I could definitely improve insulation by doing a better sealing job).
Well this is good to hear/see.... thanks. I picked the fridge up today, my ebay temp contoller is in the mail. looks like i got a project this weekend..
__________________
I'm Pretty good at drinking beer...
Brewing beer, is still in work.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 02:46 AM   #32
jiggs_casey
 
jiggs_casey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Independence, Missouri
Posts: 1,169
Liked 34 Times on 28 Posts


Love this idea! I have a couple of these set up in my brew room and was thinking I could do something similar. I already have a small refrigerator ready to go and a bunch of plywood in the garage. All I would really need to pull this off is the insulation and the temp controller! I think I just found my next project. Thanks!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
I also HATE that attitude that I NEED TO BE MONITORED. Don't Tread on Me MF.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigeb View Post
It's my God-given right to be as stupid as I want to be. How dare the government get in the way.
Go Beer!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fermentation chamber multi chamber temp options ToastedPenguin Fermenters 8 07-25-2012 01:17 AM
Possible Fermentation Chamber forcabrew Fermenters 1 02-03-2011 02:00 AM
Fermentation Chamber? dummkauf Fermenters 4 08-13-2010 09:28 PM
Fermentation chamber wizardofza Fermenters 2 12-29-2009 12:43 PM
AK Fermentation Chamber chipsah Fermenters 16 12-13-2009 11:20 PM


Forum Jump