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Let's see your fermentation chambers!

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by devoutharpist, 27/5/19.

 

  1. brewdog35

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    Cheers. Thanks for the information, I am also tired of changing water bottles in my esky for my brew bucket fts system.
     
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    Finally got round to going big at home. 14 Gal Chronical, It's a thing of beauty.

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    Posted 25/6/19
    What size is your fridge? I have 2 brewbuckets but am hesitant to get a fridge as internal dimensions aren't readily provided. I've got my eye on a 243 L Hisense single door fridge that might be up to the job.
     
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    I have two fridges in use for brewing already.& I'm forced to use an insulated jacket cooled with ice bottles to control fermentation. Need a bigger house/garage obviously!
     
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    I picked it up on facebook marketplace for $150.
    It’s about 1695mm tall 650mm D x 640mm W.
    I took my measuring tape along to make sure that I could get 2 fermenters in it, before I had the brew buckets.
     
  6. MashBasher

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    Posted 27/6/19
    And this, my friends, is what all the well dressed plastic fermenters are wearing this winter. IMG_1172.JPG
     
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    Posted 27/6/19
    Hacked bar fridge, didn’t have to mess with chiller plate from freezer, everything just fits! 4F8DD2AD-992C-4159-95BD-0E213FF95AFA.jpeg
     
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    Posted 23/9/19
    thread necromancy for this question, those of you that haven't drilled into your fridge to pass the wiring through... did you make any incision in the seal, or does the door just close over it okay?
     
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    My fridge door just closes over the inkbird probe wire and my heating belt cable. The size of the gap is small and I don’t think it’s having a big impact on the overall temperature and efficiency.
     
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    Posted 24/9/19
    I love the use of the scales to gauge the amount kegged! What a great idea!
     
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    What are the pros and cons of Plastic vs SS fermentation vessels. I'm temp controlling in Plastic at the moment
     
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    SS fermenters are
    • Easier to clean
    • Sturdier and last longer
    • SS doesnt scratch as easy as plastic can.
    • SS doesnt end up with odours from hops etc like plastic does.
    Only down side to SS fermenters is that they are more expensive initially (But will outlast buying 1-2 plastic fermenters a year)
     
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    Whats the light down the bottom for? heat?
     
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    Not the prettiest fermfridge around...
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    But it's what's on the inside that counts.
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    25w reptile heat lamp does the job for the heating side.

    This fridge is at least 25 years old, I can remember wayback when I needed to grab a chair from the dining room so I could pilfer coins from the change jar on top of the fridge.After this batch is done I will reward the old girl with a sand and coat of paint.
     
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    Posted 23/10/19
    I like the pressure relief, is that a set pressure?
     
  18. Frothy Boi

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    Just a standard check valve, gas goes out, gas doesn't go in.
    It does hold a little bit of pressure but it's negligible.
     
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    I am a new member/brewer starting straight in at the deep end with a BIAB system. I have just set up my Fermenter/Kegerator from information on this forum. The Fermenter chamber is a 70L esky with a simple chilled water exchanger and heat pad. The exchanger and lines are made from 13mm irrigation poly pipe. The Kegerator is a F&P 164L freezer. which holds the water resevoir and a submersible fountain pump to circulate the chilled water through the exchanger. Each unit is contolled by its own hard wired STC-1000. It is working exceptionally well. I ran all the lines and wiring through the top edge of the freezer where their is only insulation. To finish it off I am going to insulate the feed and return lines between the freezer and esky. Additionally I have decided to make the pump power lead. heat pad power lead, and water lines detachable for sevicing or quick removal. This only involves male and female power plugs and push on hose connectors.
     

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