Temp control: multi FV's in 1 temp box? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

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
Sep 2012
Deweyville, Utah
Posts: 170
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

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.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 02:37 AM   #2
biestie's Avatar
Jul 2010
Marion, IA
Posts: 388
Liked 33 Times on 26 Posts

They'll be close enough. I do that all of the time.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 04:42 AM   #3
Jan 2011
Atlanta, GA
Posts: 304
Liked 18 Times on 14 Posts

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.

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 & 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