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Old 05-07-2013, 02:45 AM   #1
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So I just made an stc-1000 and chest freeze into a ferm chamber. But I'm noticing lots of mold... What should I do?



 
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:47 AM   #2
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Bleach, dry and figure out a dehumodifying system


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Old 05-07-2013, 02:59 AM   #3
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Any suggestions for a dehumidifier?

 
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:11 AM   #4
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Here is your quandry, chest freezers were meant to freeze not be at fermentation temps. If i go the deep chest route (vs say a fridge or a dedicated ferm chamber) here is what i would do: install a fan to circulate air and then i would tackle the dampness/sweat buying some baking soda and putting some towels down in the bottom and rotating them out every fermentation cycle. Bottom line: there is no way to avoid mold buy a fridge to ferment in and turn that sucker in to a keezer
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:34 AM   #5
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Go to Amazon and search "pingi". It's a reusable dehumidifier sachet that I use in my keezer and ferment chamber.

For mold around the gasket, have to clean it well. It didn't grow there overnight.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:36 AM   #6
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I had similar problem. This solved it.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B7N...r=8-18&pi=SL75

 
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:00 AM   #7
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I use damp rid and a couple cpu fans for circulation
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:21 AM   #8
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I also use Damp Rid (from any hardware store, etc) and a small computer CPU fan I got for cheap off amazon.

 
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:07 AM   #9
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+1 to damp rid and a fan. I've heard good things about the reusable dehumidifiers.



 
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