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Offline timcolussi

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temperature contolling during fermentation
« on: October 18, 2012, 10:02:39 AM »
I'm looking into purchasing equipment so that I can temperature control my fermentation. I have a standard 6 gallon glass carboy with triple lock air lock that I use as a primary and I was wondering what size chest freezer would fit this carboy? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: temperature contolling during fermentation
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 10:29:03 AM »
Any chest freezer should fit at least one. However, I can fit two 7.9 gallon buckets (no ferm locks) in a 7cu chest freezer with no problems on a platform. I think you'll have to go larger than that to fit 2 carboys without modification such as a wooden collar.
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Re: temperature contolling during fermentation
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 01:28:44 PM »
I have a 5 cu ft that fits my 6 gallon better bottle with airlock fine.  In hindsight, I wish I had gone bigger so I could do multiple batches at a time with similar fermentation temps.

I may still go bigger and make the 5 cu ft one a lagering fridge someday in the future.

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Re: temperature contolling during fermentation
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 02:07:56 PM »
Seriously think about what you want to do or may want to do in the future and get there right away.

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Re: temperature contolling during fermentation
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 02:33:51 PM »
I think mine is 19 cu ft but it holds 4 carboys.  Great for lagers.

I switched to a blow off tube for everything so I didn't have to worry about a collar.

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Re: temperature contolling during fermentation
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2012, 04:01:05 PM »
I use a 15 cu ft. 3 buckets / carboys plus a fourth on the hump (no airlock on that one)