Just wanted to share my Vissani fermentation chamber build with the forum. It’s the 52 bottle model MVW52B. The nice thing about this wine fridge is that you don’t have to modify the interior to fit a bucket or carboy. And at times HD has these on sale for around $150.
Here are the parts I used to make an EBay aquarium controller. The electrical parts cost $20, the controller was $23 shipped and the flex-watt heat tape was $16 shipped (Flexwatt Heat Tape
). The extension cord was extra I had from my keezer build, so I just needed to put a plug on the end.
Using a Dremel I cut out the plastic:
Wired it up:
For the fridge I bypassed the thermostat by splicing the brown and red wires together. The wiring is behind the white plastic cover:
I attached the 11” wide 2’ long heat tape to the wall using industrial strength Velcro: