How to...build a fermentation fridge

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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby Jimbo75 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 13:40

GAZ9053 wrote:The stc-1000 will turn the fridge off before the built in thermostat has chance to bring it down to its set temperature

Thanks GAZ. So does it matter what temp I set the built in fridge thermostat to?
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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby Joe1002 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 13:47

I have mine set to max for when I want to crash chill too.

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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby GAZ9053 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 14:05

Mine is set same as joe's

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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby Jimbo75 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 14:23

Cheers Joe and GAZ. Max as in warmest temp I assume?
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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby Joe1002 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 14:28

Nope, coolest. Max number on the fridge dial = colder fridge.

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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby AltonAnt » Fri Jan 01, 2016 14:45

Jimbo75 wrote:Cheers Joe and GAZ. Max as in warmest temp I assume?


If you think about it Jimbo you wouldn't want your fridge thermostat cutting in before your STC which is why you set it as cold as possible :thumb:
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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby Jimbo75 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 15:23

Thanks again guys! All this makes much more sense now. Apologies for all the basic questions!
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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby GAZ9053 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 15:27

Jimbo75 wrote: Thanks again guys! All this makes much more sense now. Apologies for all the basic questions!


That`s what were all here for :D :D

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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby BrotherMalice » Fri Mar 25, 2016 09:42

Hey Guys :)
Am back again and making slow progress but getting there, got almost all the parts now other than the heater that I may well pick up today, the fridge I have sourced looks like I could quite easily fit 2 FV's in it, has anyone tried this - I quite like the idea of being able to have 2 brews on the go at the same time

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Conditioning: Coopers Stout (Kit), Coopers Ginger Beer (Kit)
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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby PhatFil » Fri Mar 25, 2016 15:31

" brews in one fridge is fine as long as they are similar brews comfortable at the same temperature.. a 2 door fridge freezer however would be more problematic.

just ensure the beer on the top is stood on a shelf that can support it, some 12mm+ ply should do it if you screw/nail/gule a couple of supporting 2x2s on the underside ;)
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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby BrotherMalice » Mon Mar 28, 2016 08:53

I knew I had missed something lol
Thanks for that :)

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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby MarkF » Wed Mar 29, 2017 18:46

Thank you very much for this guide, I have an old fridge which was replaced in the house in the garage as my beer fridge/overflow at Xmas Fridge, this allows me to use it as both as no permanent changes need be made. I did buy a ready built for purpose heat/cooler controller though and a heater for £44 on Amazon

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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby crispylettuce » Wed Mar 29, 2017 19:34

MarkF wrote:Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller


I went for one of these and it works really well!
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Re: How to...build a fermentation fridge

Postby MarkF » Wed Mar 29, 2017 19:38

crispylettuce wrote:
MarkF wrote:Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller


I went for one of these and it works really well!


Good to hear :D now I have to go back from fastfermenter to buckets :scratch:
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