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Old 10-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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I am purchasing a chest freezer to do my fermentation in and have had a couple situations in the past (and right now) where I will be fermenting an Ale and Lager at the same time. I would like to be able to do both in the same freezer.

Is there a temperature controller that has a dual probe? The idea would be to have one prob on the lager controlling the freezer and have another probe connected to the Ale's carboy which would control a Ferm Belt or Heat Pad connected to the ale. I could even put a piece of insulating foam between the fermenters to make sure heat from the Ale doesn't carry over to the lager.

Is there a better way to do this? Would I need 2 separate temperature controllers?
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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There's a whole line made by Love here:
http://www.dwyer-inst.com/Product/Te...sTSS2/Ordering
I have one that controls the 2 sides of a side by side fridge independently. A little expensive, but works perfectly.

 
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I am purchasing a chest freezer to do my fermentation in and have had a couple situations in the past (and right now) where I will be fermenting an Ale and Lager at the same time. I would like to be able to do both in the same freezer.

Is there a temperature controller that has a dual probe? The idea would be to have one prob on the lager controlling the freezer and have another probe connected to the Ale's carboy which would control a Ferm Belt or Heat Pad connected to the ale. I could even put a piece of insulating foam between the fermenters to make sure heat from the Ale doesn't carry over to the lager.

Is there a better way to do this? Would I need 2 separate temperature controllers?
I just use 2 seperate STC-1000 temp controls to do exactly this.
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I just use 2 seperate STC-1000 temp controls to do exactly this.
Which wiring tutorial, if any, did you use? I've seen a couple different techniques for those controllers.
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