Cooling a conical (was Conical Fermentors)

Cooling a conical (was Conical Fermentors)

Post by Mark » Sat, 14 Jun 2003 09:11:22




Quote:

> Don't forget to leave some room for an allowance on a cooling system
> to keep your primary fermentation temperature where you want it.
> Whether that means a pump, some tubing & ice water, a temperature
> controlled fridge, a more extravagant system or nothing depends on you
> and where in your home you'll be keeping the conical.  If George can
> make good beer in Texas, I'm sure you can do the same in Minnesota.

> Kelvin

Your comments were on my mind at work last night as I was watching a
building mechanic replace a wall mounted water cooler. Has anybody ever
considered using the guts of one of these and an external thermostat to
maintain the temp in your fermentor? This might work great for a conical.

Mark R

 
 
 

Cooling a conical (was Conical Fermentors)

Post by Dave Hul » Sun, 15 Jun 2003 16:13:32



Quote:


> > Don't forget to leave some room for an allowance on a cooling system
> > to keep your primary fermentation temperature where you want it.
> > Whether that means a pump, some tubing & ice water, a temperature
> > controlled fridge, a more extravagant system or nothing depends on you
> > and where in your home you'll be keeping the conical.  If George can
> > make good beer in Texas, I'm sure you can do the same in Minnesota.

> > Kelvin

> Your comments were on my mind at work last night as I was watching a
> building mechanic replace a wall mounted water cooler. Has anybody ever
> considered using the guts of one of these and an external thermostat to
> maintain the temp in your fermentor? This might work great for a conical.

> Mark R

Mark,

Could you explain how the wall mounted water cooler works?  Does it
chill below ambient temps?  What did you have in mind concerning it?
Are they inexpensive?

I have a webpage for the chilling system on my conical fermenter.  It might
give
you some ideas if you are looking at how you want the cooling system to work
on the conical side.

Cheers,

Dave
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