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Old 01-17-2013, 07:44 PM   #41
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What size freezer is that? Have you thought about putting a keezer collar on there to give yourself more headspace for an airlock?
It is a 15 cu. ft. (I edited the first post to include that... sorry)

Yeah, I had thought of adding a collar to it when I first got it because I was going to make a serving/cellering chamber out of it.
You can see the barb elbow does quite well at venting the gas down to the blowoff bucket. I have SOOOOOO much head space in the drums (4 gallons), I don't see any issues with the blowoff tube getting krausen in it. No collar required now... it all fit!

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:07 PM   #42
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Do the vessels open up for cleaning? What's your setup for that?

 
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:02 AM   #43
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Do the vessels open up for cleaning? What's your setup for that?
No, they do not open up. They do have a 2" bung that I insert a keg cleaner in. I will be getting a proper drum cleaner nozzle to place on the pump output riser soon.

You can find details on how to build the keg/carboy/drum cleaner here.


 
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:00 PM   #44
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Subbed. Huaco you are the man! I have a similar setup with a mini-fridge and converted 48" cabinet for a ferm chamber so this would be perfect. After breaking two glass carboys recently (one empty and one full of IPA) I was going to buy some of those Speidel 60L fermenters from More Beer but this may be easier and cheaper. Thanks!

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:13 PM   #45
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wow.. I've never seen those containers in real life.. but seeing it on top of a 5 gallon bucket really puts it in perspective how large they are.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:30 PM   #46
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I have one STC1000 now, I plan to cannibalize that controller and incorporate it into an 8x8x4 PVC junction box I got today from the electrical supply store. I will have 3 hot/cold switched receptacles in the panel. The coldest fermentation will be controlled with the "master" controller and it will control the chest on and off. The other two controllers will heat the other two malt drum fermentors with reptile heat tape. Each of these drums will have a wrap of Reflectix to keep the heat reflecting into the vessel.
This will all be written up here in this thread once I can document it with pictures...
I'm interested in how you get this to work.. right now I use my freezer as a ferm chamber with the stc1000. I just got into kegging and would like to be able to keep a keg or 2 at serve temp and still have a fermenter in at 60-65 degrees.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:26 PM   #47
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I'm interested in how you get this to work.. right now I use my freezer as a ferm chamber with the stc1000. I just got into kegging and would like to be able to keep a keg or 2 at serve temp and still have a fermenter in at 60-65 degrees.
Well, it apparently worked out very well. I checked the gravity last night on my first batch to ferment (Dus Alt 7C) and it attenuated 77% to 5.1ABV. Right where I had expected it to be. I think I need to adjust the temp offset on my controller though, because the sample I pulled was a few degrees higher than my set point. Beer still turned out great though.

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:11 AM   #48
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Huaco, you ever get the pics on the epic 3 stc 1000 junction box build!! I am looking to do this setup myself.

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #49
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Huaco, you ever get the pics on the epic 3 stc 1000 junction box build!! I am looking to do this setup myself.
The temp controller I ordered for it got used to build a buddy's single temp controller he needed for his super bowl bash. I had to order one more for mine. It just came in Saturday, so I will be finishing it up soon. Hope to have pix up some time this week.

 
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:09 AM   #50
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Nice, I really want to do that build but I have no idea how I want to setup the box. I really want something clean looking but not drop a ridiculous amount of money on a box to put it in.

 
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