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DBear
04/06/07 01:09 PM  
Controling Ferm Temps - temperature contoller
All,

Anyone have this brand or can tell me if this looks like a good bet. I believe it is 2-stage.

(I am not an engineer nor do I play one one tv!!)

www.factorymation.com/s.nl/it.A/id.5/.f

-Cheers

SteveG
04/07/07 07:16 AM  
Re: Controling Ferm Temps - temperature contoller
I have 2 very different kinds. The one most topical here is a thermostatic over ride for my beer fridge. Very simple, its a box you plug in to the wall then plug the fridge into the box. Temperature is set with a dial, that's the only control. Mfg by Johnson Controls.

Then, when I need to warm things up I have a brew belt, pretty simple in comparison! You plug it in and loop it around the carboy.

Dsanborn
04/07/07 07:36 PM  
Re: Controling Ferm Temps - temperature contoller
Here's where I always look, but always seem to talk myself out of it. Someday I'll have the room, $$, and time to get properly set up.

www.northernbrewer.com/temp-control.html

cheers, scamborn

SteveG
04/07/07 07:57 PM  
Re: Controling Ferm Temps - temperature contoller
Yep Dave, that's the one I have. Actually I probably have an eariler model, I owned it for ages. Looks similar enough though.
DBear
04/07/07 10:22 PM  
Re: Controling Ferm Temps - temperature contoller
Thanks for the input bros.

SteveG

Do you have the sensor in the fridge measurng air temp or do you have the sensor in some liquid? I have seen pictures of sensors encased in liquid - like a WLP yeast tube filled with liquid (water) or the gel from freeze packs - to measure internal liquid temp.

scamborn

I know what you mean, I have the room and the time but SWMBO watches the $$$ (its a good thing, she has priorities like food and rent!!)

Cheers

SteveG
04/07/07 10:54 PM  
Re: Controling Ferm Temps - temperature contoller
Yes, there is a sensor attached to the contoller. I have that going in through the hole I drilled to run the CO2 line, it sits in air not medium. The neat thing is you set it to specific temperatures, I keep the fridge at 34F. As opposed to "warmer" or "cooler". If you have a specialized fridge with a gas line running in and two tap heads running out its the perfect accessory.
Brian H
04/13/07 12:41 AM  
Re: Controling Ferm Temps - temperature contoller
The thermostat measures air temp, not the fermenting beer. It may work better for you to put the fermenting carboy in a pan of water to better facilitate heat transfer.
 
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