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Old 04-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Dec 2010
Naperville, Illinois
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I have been wanting to control my fermentation a lot more and since I got a 15 gallon conical I needed more room then fermenting in my living room. Since I brew in my garage I figured I would just build the fermentation chamber out there. It is almost complete so I thought I would share some of the pictures.

My chamber has really two part one side is set for the fermentation and the other is storage for all my equipment.

My conical was built using the following threads.

I am also using the ebay temperature controller to turn on and off the heat and cooling. For heat I am just using a light bulb in a paint can to generate heat, which I can always switch out if this does not put out enough heat during the summer. For cooling I am just using an old dorm fridge that I had. I will be adding some more weather stripping around the doors to keep the temperature this week and then running some tests to see how often it cycles between heat and cooling.

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
Aug 2010
Seattle, WA
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I really like this idea. The garage we have has space that I could build a small chamber using styrofoam insulation. The only problem is I would have to run an extension cord from the opener above the car. Lol...
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
Hmmm, BEER!
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Nice! I'd like to see more photos:-)
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