Fermentaiton Control - Just got a two stage temp controller

Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:22 pm

I've been looking forward to having better fermentation temperature control for a while now. And just recently I finally got a two-stage temp controller.

I am eager to hear some incite on:

best way to set up the heating element.(fermwrap, light bulb/paint can, aquarium heater, brewbelt etc.)

if the is any benefit to using a refrigerator vs. chest freeze for the cooler / fermentation chamber

best way to setup the controller's temperature probe(affixed against carboy, just in ambient laid out in the air of fermentation chamber, thermowell, dead band range)

Any advice is appreciated.
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Re: Fermentaiton Control - Just got a two stage temp control

Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:24 pm

I've used my temp controller both ways.
To heat using a brew belt for lager in winter garage with temp probe taped to side of better bottle above belt.
To cool my conical in chest freezer for ales also taped to side.
I tape a piece of foam over the probe to insulate it from outside temp swings.
Works like a dream! :jnj
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