« on: February 26, 2013, 08:32:46 AM »
I have a Frigidaire Stand up freezer that I intend to use for fermentation and lagering. I bought a Johnson Controls A419 Temp controller to control the freezer compressor.
My problem is that right now, and for the next month or so, the average temps in the garage are below 50F and the internal temp of the freezer hovers around 50 while it is unplugged.
My question is, can I just put a lamp inside to warm it up and then let the temp controller regulate the temp? I'm thinking about a 25W bulb, but do I need a 50W or 60W? It is a 19 cu ft freezer if that helps.