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Old 06-22-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
Feb 2011
Culpeper, Va
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Hey all,
I just ordered a 7cubic foot freezer. I have an ebay temp controller on its way.

I will be mainly fermenting and lagering lagers. I know a lot of people on here use a similar set up.

My house is normally in the high 60's low 70's. Do I need a heat source? or is it unnecessary?



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Old 06-22-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
Nov 2011
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Nope, not unless you want to ferment warmer than ambient.

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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You will probably want a heat source. It is handy if you want to make good Belgian styles, or if you make a big beer and want to warm it up at the end of fermentation to ensure that it finishes as low as possible. If you already have a controller it will not cost very much to add it.

I have this one and like it very much.


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