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    Side by Side Fridge Conversion

    Randy... Blue dog covered it. I went with the red wire and no relay (cause I couldn't figure it out). The freezer side cycles a lot that way. I'll probably reconfigure to what BD has. Make sure the drain tube is clear because you'll get a lot of runoff from the chilling coils from (inside...
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    Side by Side Fridge Conversion

    Where did you find those dampers (what section?)
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    Side by Side Fridge Conversion

    I get a 22 degree spread right now. But I have no damper. I just put in a louver system... I'm hoping that keep the fridge side warmer. I'll add a heating element soon, but want to keep the heating to a minimum. I hate the idea of fighting the cold to get heat.
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    Side by Side Fridge Conversion

    I'd use 18 gauge. The 14 gulags was hard to tie in. I'm almost done with my rig (at least the temp control side... Will run keg lines soon), and will post pictures.
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    Side by Side Fridge Conversion

    I used 14 gauge. But I think 16 gauge would work fine.
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    Side by Side Fridge Conversion

    Awesome... Thanks.
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    Side by Side Fridge Conversion

    Do you have a schematic on how you wired in?
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    Convert a GE GSS22wgph cc Side by Side Refrigerat to Kegerator/ fermentation Chamber

    How did you wire the temp controllers? The link looks like it is for an analog system w/thermostats?
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    Convert a GE GSS22wgph cc Side by Side Refrigerat to Kegerator/ fermentation Chamber

    I'm trying to do the same. I need to figure out how to control the compressor, damper and a heater with the love controller (I think I can wire the compressor/damper in series). I would also need a controller for the freezer (maybe) to control the keggerator.
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    Might have used non-viable yeast

    All, Thanks for all the input. I think no stater, combined with a high OG and unusually cooler basement led to a longer lag than normal. I do have fermentation chugging along, slower than I'd like, but working. I think the cool temp is keeping activity slow too. I'll keep the starter tip...
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    Might have used non-viable yeast

    So I brewed my latest brew and think I might have pitch non-viable yeast (it was a smack pack (WY Scottish Ale 1078) I had, but it might have been a little old). The wort OG was 1064 and I pitch to the wort at about 60 degrees. It's been 24 hours and there is little to no activity. Should I...
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    Head retention

    Also, when preparing to ferment I had a sizeable amount of my sanitized solution (bleach water) from my airlock get into the wort. I'm fairly confident it was poor bottle sanitizing method, but could this gross buffoonery have helped kill the head we all love so much? By the way, thanks for...
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    Head retention

    It was a kit beer (brewer's best)...I'm interested in "the things that kill head retention." I may have figured out my own problem...I used the dishwasher method for sanitizing bottles...I think the dishwasher had a drying agent in it...which I think might be the cause.
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    Head retention

    I just finished the carbin' my 1st brew (an English Nut Brown). It tastes fine, slightly green which I'm sure will mellow with more conditioning, seems to be carb'd ok, but won't hold a head. So, what are the potential problems?
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