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Old 01-10-2013, 11:17 PM   #21
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Awesome. I guess I know what I'll be doing tonight. Thanks!

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:50 PM   #22
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FYI - The 10% off on the Maytag freezer at Home Depot was in-store but not advertised on the web site. Great deal IMO.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:30 AM   #23
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Quote:
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I like that the thermostat can we tweaked instead of buying an external controller.
Why? Most (all) freezer temp controls are unlikely to allow you to set a beer serving temp.

Likely still need a controller.

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:33 PM   #24
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Why? Most (all) freezer temp controls are unlikely to allow you to set a beer serving temp.

Likely still need a controller.

Cheers!
Assistant Brewer did a great post showing how to use the adjustment screw on the thermostat to change the freezer to refrigeration temps. Since I am simply trying to maintain serving temperature (not fermentation temp), this is the route that I am going to go. I saw the Maytag referenced in the thread, so I know it can be done.

Here is the link.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/guid...ontrol-249612/
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #25
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Ah. I've just been unlucky.

My 2 builds were both old Tappan units. Naturally, I took things apart and had a look. The thermostats on these units were completely enclosed, metal boxes. Sensor into the box, control shaft into the box, contact terminals coming out. No access to the mechanism. No screws, etc.

I considered attempting to pry the thing apart. Then, I figured getting some tab bent properly, or spacer added, or whatever and then finding the little hook that sits on the pivot at the end of the spring (which is now somewhere in a 10 foot radius on the garage floor) and then getting it back together was just over my tedium/budget threshold.

Thanks for the heads up. Next time I'll try to find a unit that allows for some adjustment.

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #26
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Just a note. I went to HD last night and it was listed at 398 plus 10%off, and free delivery and removal of old unit.

 
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