So I have been using an STC-1000 temperature controller and a full-size fridge (with Top freezer) as a fermentation chamber.
As Such, it is working wonderfully. The only downside is that the Top freezer Stays closed, and grows mold. There's nothing really up there, but I still don't like it.
The way this fridge works is it is a single compressor/cooling unit and it essentially pushes cold air to the freezer first, then cools the fridge down.
I am wondering if there is a way modify this such that the fridge gets priority and the freezer gets nothing - such that I could even remove the freezer door and use the space as general storage or something.
Alternatively, if I were able to make the freezer stay cold/frozen 100% of the time, but still be able to temp control the ferm chamber below (to 55-75F) that would be great too.
Anyone have a good understanding of how fridges/freezers/dampers are set up and how to manipulate (electronically or mechanically)?
Beer, beer everywhere, and not a drop to drink.