Fermentation Chamber for £100

Postby Hooky » Wed Jun 13, 2018 22:54

Apparently I need to control my fermentation temperatures to get the best out of my beer. So I've invested hard cash and a little bit of effort to produce a fermentation chamber for £100. In hindsight I could have done it cheaper as the Beko Larder fridge itself was only £35 off eBay. The main cost has been the Mangrove Jack's heat pad and controller. I could have used a frost heater and wired the SCT 1000 or inkbird thing myself I suppose but this has only taken an hour or so to sort.

It's got my 11 gallon Hoppy in and is holding a steady 20 degrees.

Yet to fit is a 12V DC computer fan at, say 45 degrees to circulate the air.

It doesn't say in the controller manual but it comes up with F1, F2, F3 and F4; I've yet to play but does this mean it can have 4 separate temperatures programmed in for graduated fermentation temperature profiles or, say, 4 favourite temps stored?

Thanks again for any tips and pointers.

Oh, there's circa 40 pints of Weizen in the Hoppy just now.

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Re: Fermentation Chamber for £100

Postby sledgehammer » Thu Jun 14, 2018 19:33

It's function 1,2,3 etc

F1 Set temp (the temp you want to ferment at)
F2 Differance value (if the set value is 5 and the differance value is 2 it will switch on/off at 3&7 degrees)
F3 Compresser delay so you dont cycle the fridge compressor motor on and off too frequently (elec motors dont like constantly being cycled on/off in quick sucession)
F4 Temprature calibration value

Full Instructions
https://www.homebrewbuilder.co.uk/stc10 ... ctions.pdf
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Re: Fermentation Chamber for £100

Postby Hooky » Thu Jun 14, 2018 23:03

sledgehammer wrote:It's function 1,2,3 etc

F1 Set temp (the temp you want to ferment at)
F2 Differance value (if the set value is 5 and the differance value is 2 it will switch on/off at 3&7 degrees)
F3 Compresser delay so you dont cycle the fridge compressor motor on and off too frequently (elec motors dont like constantly being cycled on/off in quick sucession)
F4 Temprature calibration value

Full Instructions
https://www.homebrewbuilder.co.uk/stc10 ... ctions.pdf


Cheers for that! The MJ booklet is a bit vague. Now i understand.


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Re: Fermentation Chamber for £100

Postby LeeH » Fri Jun 22, 2018 22:26

Nice FV!

Any details?


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Re: Fermentation Chamber for £100

Postby Brewzee » Mon Jun 25, 2018 07:10

Try A Baird and Sons in Scotland
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