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Old 03-28-2013, 01:09 AM   #1
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Just got a GE 7 cu ft freezer chest. I have beer thats ready to keg, but I dont have a temp controller for the freezer.

Can I just go ahead and turn the temp control dial to the warmest setting, then put my keg in to force carb? Or do I need to wait until I have a better temp control?



 
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:16 AM   #2
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Depends on how much you like Beer Slurpees.

Unless you want to tackle this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/guid...ontrol-249612/


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Old 03-28-2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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Look for the stc 1000 (ebay temp controller) threads. Its a cheap way to get a temp controller. So cheap i have 2.
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Look for the stc 1000 (ebay temp controller) threads. Its a cheap way to get a temp controller. So cheap i have 2.
I have 3. #oneupper.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:24 AM   #5
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Depends on how much you like Beer Slurpees.

Unless you want to tackle this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/guid...ontrol-249612/
Bummer... I was psyched to get my beer carbing tonight. I cant force carb unless its chilled right?

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:26 AM   #6
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Dang, that stc thing looks kind of complicated... whats the cheapest plug and play temp controller for a freezer chest? thx

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #7
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****q420abloj13;5051946]I have 3. #oneupper. [/QUOTE]

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Old 03-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #8
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You can carb it at room temperature. Psi will be around 30 dep on your actual temp bit you can do it

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:57 PM   #9
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Just got a GE 7 cu ft freezer chest. I have beer thats ready to keg, but I dont have a temp controller for the freezer.

Can I just go ahead and turn the temp control dial to the warmest setting, then put my keg in to force carb? Or do I need to wait until I have a better temp control?

Wait. You really need it to be accurate for serving temp/pressure purposes.


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I have 3.
I'm jealous. I only have two STC-1000's, although a third one might be in the works if I sell one of my motorcycles and create enough room in my garage for a lagering chamber.

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Old 03-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #10
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Dang, that stc thing looks kind of complicated... whats the cheapest plug and play temp controller for a freezer chest? thx
around $70.



 
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