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Offline HopHead

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Thoughts on Ferm Chamber
« on: March 07, 2016, 09:23:51 AM »
I'd like to have a lagering chamber. Leaning towards a commercial style fridge that will hold a couple or three carboys and someday a  conical. Thoughts? Experiences??
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Re: Thoughts on Ferm Chamber
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 09:47:17 AM »
On that note, just received this 17 gal conical.  :banana:

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Re: Thoughts on Ferm Chamber
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 09:47:59 AM »
I can't see you ever regretting that decision. A fridge would better than a deep freeze, as it's more strenuous to lift carboys into a deep freeze unit. You could still control it with a temp controller for precise temperatures.
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Re: Thoughts on Ferm Chamber
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 10:49:00 AM »
On that note, just received this 17 gal conical.  :banana:
If you're gonna be using that conical I think you'll want to either build a custom ferm chamber or buy a chiller from SS brewing with controller.
But thats nice. Im jealous! I wish I had about 4 of those...

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Re: Thoughts on Ferm Chamber
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 12:08:03 PM »
On that note, just received this 17 gal conical.  :banana:
If you're gonna be using that conical I think you'll want to either build a custom ferm chamber or buy a chiller from SS brewing with controller.
But thats nice. Im jealous! I wish I had about 4 of those...

I'm using this conical for ales. I was either going to use carboys in fridge or I was looking at the Brewmaster edition of the SS conicals which include a submersed coil for temp control using their FTS system. But thinking that might be a pain having to change ice so often.
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Re: Thoughts on Ferm Chamber
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2016, 12:14:45 PM »
My buddy and I use those, we found a couple of used fridges, that were just fridges (no freezer) and they fit well. Two light bulbs for heating and a Johnson controller works great.

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Re: Thoughts on Ferm Chamber
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2016, 12:32:11 PM »
My buddy and I use those, we found a couple of used fridges, that were just fridges (no freezer) and they fit well. Two light bulbs for heating and a Johnson controller works great.

Good to know!  :)
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Re: Thoughts on Ferm Chamber
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2016, 01:40:09 PM »
Well if I had those I'd have a freezer near by and pump glycol from a reservoir inside the freezer and recirculate it through the chiller.

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Re: Thoughts on Ferm Chamber
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 02:42:43 PM »
Well if I had those I'd have a freezer near by and pump glycol from a reservoir inside the freezer and recirculate it through the chiller.

hmmm,  good idea!! Never thought of anything like that. I've never seen a setup like that either.
Richard