Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Temp control: multi FV's in 1 temp box?
Thread Tools
Old 11-09-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Deweyville, Utah
Posts: 169
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

Default Temp control: multi FV's in 1 temp box?

Hello all

If 2 or more batches of beer made the same day are put in a temp control box, with say a light ale and a heavier double, will they be happy together in the same temp box, or will the most active one be too hot, and the less one too cold? Is it "optimal" to do one batch at a time, per box? At least during primary? Or will temps be within a degree or 2 anyway with air temp controlled.
I have room for 2 separate boxes, cooler for primary and warmer for finishing would let me brew more beer than once every 3 weeks tho...
Perhaps 2 boxes is better.

meadmazer is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 02:37 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Marion, IA
Posts: 349
Liked 25 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 4


They'll be close enough. I do that all of the time.
biestie is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 04:42 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 304
Liked 18 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 1


I do this all the time too. You want to normally put the temp controller on the more sensitive beer, in your example it's probably the lighter beer. But they'll be fine. You don't even have to do the beers at the same time. It's actually better to stagger them by about 2 weeks and always have the controller on the one that is the most recently brewed. That way you have temp control on the beer that's in active fermentation and the terminal gravity beer is just conditioning slightly cooler. No biggee, the difference is usually only about 2 degrees or so.
greatschmaltez is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extgernal Temp Control - temp in Freezer? ipscman Equipment/Sanitation 6 12-13-2012 02:48 AM
Multi-temp Keezer badhabit Kegerators and Keezers 4 08-24-2011 03:55 PM
Temp Control: Air Temb Vs. Liquid Temp Brewing Clamper General Techniques 10 03-07-2010 07:14 AM
First Temp Control\Wit Beer - What temp? cootr_brn All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 05-25-2009 09:47 PM
holding temp with temp control roofman70 Equipment/Sanitation 18 10-25-2007 03:38 AM

Forum Jump