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Old 06-06-2012, 01:45 AM   #1
BrosephJarclay12
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This is my inaugural thread.

With summer heat fast approaching I find my basement doesn't keep consistent enough temps to produce consistent results. After looking around on here and other sources I developed a plan for what I think will work for me. The problem is I have no idea if it will work as desired. If anyone can provide criticism good or bad will be greatly appreciated.


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Old 06-06-2012, 02:42 AM   #2
Billybrewer09
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Thats a SOF and they work great, i know because i built one last year and use it every month.
Cheap and easy to build, good luck you will like it.



 
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:00 AM   #3
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The interior base will be 20"x20". what are your dimensions? Im worried about not having enough room for two Carboys/buckets. Im fermenting currently and I don't want to move it around to do measurements

 
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:24 AM   #4
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If you Google "Son of a fermentation chamber" the guy has 2 different plans for it. I used a whole sheet of 2" polystyrene foam board. With very little waste. Mine holds 2 6.5 gal carboys side by side with about 6" on the side and 4" in the front to spare.

 
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:31 AM   #5
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I have designed this to have minimal waste from a 4x8 as well. What do you use for temp control? Im a recently graduated college kid that can't afford to go BIG so I'm looking to do a barebones sorta thermostat.

 
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #6
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I used the setup from the SOF builder. I cheap Honeywell thermostat($20) and a scavenged cpu fan.
All together i have about $60 in mine.

 
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:16 AM   #7
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So i picked up a Honeywell rth221b... and I am clueless on how to hook up the fan.

 
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:32 AM   #8
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Pink stinks! you asked...

 
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:48 PM   #9
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I wish i could help ya hook it up, but i had a buddy do mine. I showed him the site and he took it from there.

 
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:08 AM   #10
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AHH haaaa, I did it. much simpler then I had thought it would be. I built it today and things are running smooth thus far.



 
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