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  1. C

    Side by Side Fridge to Kegerator and Ferm Chamber

    Hey everybody, So I have made many posts about this and read many threads and gathered countless amounts of information but I am looking for a few more answers. I recently got back to my refrigerator which I intend to turn the freezer side into a kegerator with two taps and the fridge side into...
  2. Andrew Hodgson

    Will This Fermentation Control Setup Work?

    Hello all. So to step up the quality of my brewing the next phase is a fermentation temperature control setup. The lady and I were walking through BJ's yesterday and since I am now prowling for a ferm chamber I walked down the appliances aisle and found this wine refrigerator...
  3. Washington_Brewologist

    OK. I'm done letting my beer sit in the garage while praying to the temperature gods for mercy.

    I'm ready to make a solid purchase that I know will pay for itself in no time. I'm looking at all of my options over these different sites and need some help on making the right decision for my set up. I'm brewing 5 or 6-gallon batches on a regular basis and have two fermenters always filled...
  4. Evan La Marr

    High Temp Fermentation - Saison

    The highest approved temp I’ve seen advertised for a Saison yeast is 80°, but I’ve seen several posts on one forum or another by brewers who say the let theirs get between 80°-95°. What’s the deal with the discrepancy? Has anyone had a positive experience with letting theirs get above 80°? If...
  5. Evan La Marr

    Cheap/DIY Fermentation Temp. Control

    hey all, I’ve been wanting to brew beers for years, and finally bit the bullet and bought a kit, and I’m way stoked. I just brewed a saison, and, while a fun experience, I’m thinking I’m having temp control problems, since the beer taste especially yeasty and kind of strange. I’d love to be...
  6. M

    First brew - need some advice

    Hi all, Would love to seek your inputs on my first brew. Currently finished the boiling phase and it’s been fermenting for 3 days already. I’m following the recipe as provided below: https://www.brewersfriend.com/2010/08/29/german-lager-recipe-all-grain/ The problem here is that my...
  7. M

    Wine Fridge to Fermentor.

    Got a free wine Fridge from a neighbor with a bad circuit board (controller). I want to turn it into a fermentor and bypass that board that seams to control power to compressor and cooling fans based on temp, and push button settings as well as a light. I am able to determine the hot/neutral...
  8. HomeBrewMasterRace

    Keeping Temps Down for Fermentation

    HI All, I attempting to make a Hefeweizen recently, and to keep it cool, tried the swamp cooler. The problem that i ran into with this is that when i put the hef into it i dropped a 1 gallon water jug to keep the temps down. It fermented at what i think was 60* or so, but i wasn't able to amply...
  9. ramloese

    Installing temperature probes

    I just purchased and received three of these for my three kettle system: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00899A4LY/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20 However, I am wondering if I should cut a hole in my kettles to fit just these sensors or if I should get some additional larger tube-like item where I...
  10. J

    Brewer's Edge Mash & Boil Temp control issues

    So today was my first brew on the M&B system. I got the system as an easier alternative to traditional BIAB for winter brews. Overall I have been impressed by the unit. I did tests before today, and it brought my water up to temp in a very reasonable amount of time. However, while I have many...
  11. DaveCS

    Temperature Probe Placement - Lager Fridge Neophyte

    Hi All, As I have recently returned to home brewing I am keenly interested in attaining a small used fridge for lagering and fermenting. I have been able to find many threads on HBT that refer to an STC1000+ controller build and such which will allow me to have better temperature control...
  12. T

    Barleywine Secondary Fermentation Temperature

    Hi everyone. I brewed a barleywine using WY1028 last Saturday and started fermentation at 64F (18C). After high krausen I ramped up to 70F (21C) and plan to hold it there until the 3-4 week mark. Afterwards, I plan to transfer to secondary for bulk aging for at least 6 months. My question is -...
  13. W

    Heated fermentation

    I have a recipe for a sour that I want to brew, but it says it needs to ferment for 5 days at over 100 degrees, before letting it cool to room temperature. I have a heating element in my fermentation chamber (chest freezer w/temp control) but I'm worried about trying to keep it that hot...
  14. JoshRH

    Lager Lag Times

    So I understand that there is a longer lag time than ales when it comes to lagers, just curious if I should be worried? I pitched my yeast ~50 hours ago from when I took these pictures last night. It is aproaching 65 hours now and and used my airstone and air pump for 20 min to oxygenate prior...
  15. micraftbeer

    BrewJacket Immersion Fermentation Chiller Review

    I've tried a few different fermentation temperature control systems. I recently did a detailed review on the BrewJacket Immersion Pro. It's not cheap, but the temperature control is awesome (stays within +/- 0.5 degrees of your set point). It's easy to get going, and its best feature is it's...
  16. Louise Rayment

    Controlling temp in warm water bath

    Hi, l'm brewing my first batch (5 gallons of IPA). I'm fermenting in my cold garage and I'm controlling temp by immersing my carboy to half way in a warm water bath heated by an aquarium heater on a timer switch. I've got a stick on thermometer on the carboy and temp fluctuates between 66 and...
  17. mr_stout

    Fermentation Cooling Less Than $10 Dollars! OMG!

    Looking into fermentation cooling I noticed that many options are quite costly. Brew Bucket = $$$ (Big Money) Grainfather = $$$ (Expensive) Glycol chillers = $$$ (Costly and complicated - No way Jose) Brew Jacket = $$$ (Whoa, I'll have to save up a long time for this one) Runnig air conditioner...
  18. lbispo

    μnctrol = MICROntrol - Easy affordable Wifi temp controller.

    Hi there, I've been following this forum for a while and I'd like to have your inputs and feedback as I'm considering the idea of launching an easy to use and affordable temperature/humidity/4-20mA controller with Wifi logging and cloud capabilities at an affordable price. DSC00054 by lbispo...
  19. AlchemyBrewing

    Brew Day Disaster!

    It was supposed to be the first batch of beer my wife and I brewed in 8 years. It was supposed to be perfect. Instead it was the Brew day from hell. I open up the discussion to allow for tips, tricks, and general scorn of my lack of skills. Problem 1. The east starter (WL California...
  20. C

    More Keezer Help

    I am having trouble with a small Keezer I am using. It is a small Kenmore 5cf freezer with an eight inch tall collar with 2” foam insulation. I have it set up to hold four corny kegs and a basket. The keezer keeps very good temp with the compressor hardly running at all. The temp near the...
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