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Old 01-06-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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What are people's keezer cycle times seem to be averaging? I have a 7cf keezer I just finished and got my temp controller on last night. I have the probe submerged in a glass of water to help with the swings. Just wondering if my cycle times are average of if I need to make some tweaks to my setup. So let's here what others are saying....how long between freezer cycles are people seeing?


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Old 01-06-2012, 12:59 AM   #2
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I just set mine up as well with a digital temp gauge. Mine doesnt seem to be turning on any more than every 20 or 30 min or longer. It is in the garage and it is in the low 40's where I live (I have my temp set at 40 degrees). Therefore, I think this may be slightly abnormal (as in, I'm going to see what happens in the middle of the summer). What is yours cycling at?



 
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:00 AM   #3
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So yours turns on ever 20-30 min?
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:06 AM   #4
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I think it may be longer actually. I think that was soon after I set it up and was tinkering with everything often. I have been looking at it tonight and I do not think it has been on for like an hour or so. But like I said, its cold outside and my keezer is in my garage.

 
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:03 AM   #5
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I have my temp controller set at 5c with a 2 degree differential. Seems to be losing a degree ever 30-45 min so is kicking the freezer on every few hours. Mine is in my house at 70. Does this sound reasonable to others? Or do I need to work some insulation issues?
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:19 AM   #6
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I am actually surprised it is not running more often in a 70deg environment. Think about it though, the freezers are made to run pretty much continually. Sounds fine to me.

 
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #7
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I figured it was okay, I was just curious to see what other people's cycle times were. I know most people also have a smaller differential set to .5 - 1.0, but I figured fewer cycles and the beer wouldn't change temp that fast in a keg....so there wouldn't (or shouldn't) be THAT big of a difference for a 1 degree more diff. Seeing as I lose a degree every 30-45 min, that isn't that big of a deal and if it adds a few years of running time to my freezer, well worth it.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:42 PM   #8
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if you have no mass in the keezer, it will cycle way more often.

get two kegs in there and it'll cycle a lot less

regardless, a 1-2-3-4 degree differential in air temp control won't really change the beer temp at all. it takes a lot of energy to get 5 gallons of liquid to move in temp.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:53 PM   #9
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Yeah, currently I have 2 kegs in there. I'm trying to maintain that at the very least. Ideally, I'll get 2 more kegs and have 2 on tap, 2 carbing naturally to fill the space.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:30 PM   #10
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Have a 20 cuft set at 39* in the house runs about every 45mins. for 5-7 mins with e-bay temp control



 
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