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Old 12-28-2012, 03:05 PM   #11
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I figured that..... So with the controller on it will be able to be set at a much warmer temperature then it is now, correct?
That's my assumption, but just wanting to make sure there isn't really any need to mess with the freezer's thermostat. I suppose one could bypass the thermostat so it is on all the time and let the external control have full effect but considering the normal operating temp of a freezer (~0F) and the desired temp for keezer or fermentation or lagering is 38 - 60F, give or take, I don't really see a need to hotwire the freezer thermostat. Just turn it cold as it will go (typically higher number) and let the external control run the show.


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Old 12-28-2012, 03:09 PM   #12
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So it will cycle to try to keep that really cold temperature? I heard a guy on a keezer thread say his comes on just every so often. But he has a temperature controller on his at I think about 40 And I think his Keezer is done so that is not nearly as cold as what my freezer is trying to do right now because it's still just a freezer.... So his Keezer does not cycle as often, Correct?
Right, the higher the temperature differential (room - internal) the more time it takes to maintain it. Your freeze is probably set around -20F. That's 80-90F below room temp. At 40F, the delta would be only 20-30F and it will run about 1/3rd as much.


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Old 12-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #13
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Right, the higher the temperature differential (room - internal) the more time it takes to maintain it. Your freeze is probably set around -20F. That's 80-90F below room temp. At 40F, the delta would be only 20-30F and it will run about 1/3rd as much.
There was the answer I was looking for...

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I have a 20 cuft that I have 14 five gallon and 2 three gallon kegs, I ran a monitor on it for a weekend, runs like clockwork 6-7 minutes every 1.2 hours. Wired my push/pull fans to come on with the heat cycle on my STR-1000 keeps my 12 tap coffin 2-3 degrees of kezzer.
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There was the answer I was looking for...

You missed the same answer posted two or three times earlier...

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You missed the same answer posted two or three times earlier...

Cheers!
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Smart ass... Lol
Really, he just wanted to know that his earlier effort to help you wasn't wasted. It was, of course.
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Really, he just wanted to know that his earlier effort to help you wasn't wasted. It was, of course.
After rereading his earlier post, I think I read it before and understood at the time....
I think I then read some other posts and got confused or forgot.
I don't know if it happens to others but it does happen to me sometimes on forums because there're so many different opinions... Then I can only gather what sounds like the most logical people's answers and put it into action....
But no one's efforts on here are wasted in my opinion, I appreciate everyone's input.


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