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Old 12-12-2012, 10:38 PM   #81
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Yes, I stay within 2 degrees ambient kegs show no temperature fluctuations on a calibrated temperature monitor over the course of 24 hours.


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Old 12-12-2012, 11:17 PM   #82
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Yes, I stay within 2 degrees ambient kegs show no temperature fluctuations on a calibrated temperature monitor over the course of 24 hours.
That's pretty decent! Once I move the data logging to a different Linux box, the constant draw from the Arduino should be minuscule. Once I get around to it, the Arduino will also handle the sensors for keg volume and such.


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Old 12-13-2012, 01:14 AM   #83
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Interesting how many kegs and how would you sense volume? I have 16 kegs cold/conditioning in my 12 tap kezzer...........the burdens I bare.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:08 PM   #84
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how would you sense volume?
That must be horrible! Hah. There have been discussions on sensing keg volume in a few different threads, but I'll more than likely go with weight sensors under each keg. The downside is that the majority of weight sensors are meant for instantaneous readings and drift when under a constant load. There are some things I can do to mitigate the issues, but the only other worthwhile solution would be flow sensors. Cheap ones aren't terribly accurate and accurate ones are terribly expensive.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:05 PM   #85
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I thought about temp sensors at the 1 gallon mark as liquid portion vs.gas part of kegs has enough temp difference to read.
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Did you ever attach a drip tray? I love the one in your renderings but I can't find anything off-the-shelf that is even close.
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Did you ever attach a drip tray? I love the one in your renderings but I can't find anything off-the-shelf that is even close.
I'm still using a welcome mat on the floor in front of it. I really would love to know where schmidty found his stylish drip tray, but he's not posted back with details yet.
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kerber, where in the fridge did you mount your temp probe? Is it taped to the back wall?
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Right now, it's just taped to whichever keg is fullest. At some point, I'd like to seal it inside something with a bit more thermal mass.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #90
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My father has this exact fridge in his garage. Been running mint as the garage fridge for the last 20 years with not a hiccup! Too bad I can't convince him to give it up yet. Not to mention it is in NY and I am in FL. :/


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