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Old 11-03-2008, 08:07 PM   #21
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Did you need to use external control? Wouldn't the AC unit's own control work? Obviously you'd have open up to adjust.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:19 PM   #22
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yes, i chose the external controller instead of opening up all the time. plus, the ac unit just had levels (something like 1, 2, 3, 4, etc) instead of actual temperature control.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:16 AM   #23
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Haha, I havent heard anyone congradulate the Mech E for remembering his Heat Transfer stuff... That gave me a smile, while I hope to never directly use it again--I had a basic understanding of what he was doing.

 
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:47 AM   #24
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:26 PM   #25
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Do you keep the caps on all your airlocks? Do they work that way?

 
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:46 PM   #26
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there are tiny holes in the airlock caps. i've never had a problem. if i know there is going to be a heavy fermentation, i use a blow-off tube.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:54 PM   #27
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yes, i chose the external controller instead of opening up all the time. plus, the ac unit just had levels (something like 1, 2, 3, 4, etc) instead of actual temperature control.
Beautiful work, man!

What kind of external temp control did you use? Was it something that came with the AC unit or did you buy something and then wire it in?

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Old 12-04-2008, 05:20 PM   #28
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I have a 5000btu AC that I was considering doing this with. My only concern is the air blowing directly on the fermenters and possible infections.

What sort of controller do you use? The Ranco?

 
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:02 PM   #29
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Wonder how to adapt this to keep beer warm... For us Northerners.

Nice work. Kind of like a rolling walk-in.
Put the ac in backwards? set up the temp controller to turn on on temp drop instead of rise.

 
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:03 PM   #30
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lol, i wonder how long it would take to melt the foam.
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