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Old 03-17-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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JUst converted a full-size fridge. Won't get warmer than 35 degrees.

Do I need a external controller like the Johnson Controls one? Or is 35 degrees OK?

Seems I may need slightly less beer line than originally expected.

 
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:35 PM   #2
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35's too cold...I can't believe that it won't stay warmer than 35f. That's too close to freezing for me! I'd surmise that yes, you do need an external controller.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:35 PM   #3
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35 is a little cold, but it will be fine if you don't want to buy a controller right away. Just pour two glasses and let one sit while you're enjoying the cold one.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:38 PM   #4
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My kegarator used to be my mom's old fridge, though it wasn't very old at all, it would freeze everything, even at the highest settings. She got a new fridge, I just use an external controller to keep my beer at a nice 42°F.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:27 PM   #5
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Thanks all. I will just get a control. What is the optimal temp, if there is one?

 
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:34 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ghart999
Thanks all. I will just get a control. What is the optimal temp, if there is one?
This is a guide to line balancing, but it gets into basic temps and C02 volumes for different types of beer. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what optimal is - depends on your tastes.
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