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Old 06-22-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
hulkavitch
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I am looking to control my fermentation temperatures and think I will buy a chest freezer or mini fridge with a johnson (or other) controller.

Wondering what people are using? I dont want to modify it.

What is best?

 
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
wiggybrewer
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The chest freezer will work best if you dont want to modify.

 
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
hulkavitch
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7 cubic feet good?

 
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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7 cubic feet good?
Sort of a vague question... what do you mean by "good"? What kind of fermenters are you using? Buckets? Carboys? How big? How many will you be using at the same time?

There's no right or wrong answers here... it really depends on what you're trying to accomplish. And since our mind-reading powers are somewhat limited over the Interwebs, you'll get better answers if you use more than four words to form a question.

 
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:38 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by evrose

Sort of a vague question... what do you mean by "good"? What kind of fermenters are you using? Buckets? Carboys? How big? How many will you be using at the same time?

There's no right or wrong answers here... it really depends on what you're trying to accomplish. And since our mind-reading powers are somewhat limited over the Interwebs, you'll get better answers if you use more than four words to form a question.
Using buckets and carboys, i believe they are six gallon? Would like to be able to fit two.

 
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #6
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Look around the DIY threads. lots of good idea there

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:37 AM   #7
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One idea (not mine, I read it somewhere else, but I took this advice) is to trace the bottoms of your two biggest carboys / buckets, go to Home Depot, Lowes, or whatever you have near you and find one that they both fit in.

I got one with space for two carboys and a small shelf (the part above the compressor) that has room for two one gallon jugs. I don't plan to ever ferment again without controlling temperature.

 
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