justbeaz
so the brew fridge is up and running , works like a charm I am managed to figure out how to programme it but what is the best settings to have it on in regards to differental values as I don't want to be setting ,end to close or to them apart and messing up my beer
I like my water with barley and hops
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Robert
justbeaz wrote:
so the brew fridge is up and running , works like a charm I am managed to figure out how to programme it but what is the best settings to have it on in regards to differental values as I don't want to be setting ,end to close or to them apart and messing up my beer


Depends where your temperature probe is I suppose. It takes quite a long time for the temperature of 20- odd litres of beer to change, so if the probe is in the beer you might use a fairly small differential. I dangle mine in the fridge so I have a 1 degree differential. Don't want the heater and the fridge interfering with each other.
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justbeaz
cheers rob mine is just loose in the fridge at the moment but I have seen people attach then to the side of their fvs before. a may just attach it to the side of the fridge and go for 1 degree.
I like my water with barley and hops
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Pinto
Attatch to the outside of the fermenter as it'll better account for the thermal mass of the wort and track it's temperature better.
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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HisDudeness
On the FV with 0.3 diff is what I use
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Robert
I opted for measuring the heat in the chamber because the beer temperature will fluctuate less if you do it that way.
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HisDudeness
With fermentation generating its own heat I would much rather measure temp on or in the FV especially during the first few days, otherwise you could be seeing significant variance between the probe (ambient air temp) and the actual wort temperature
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Robert

Set the temperature at the lowest, or a bit below, that the instructions say the yeast is viable at, there won't be all that much heat generated if the fermentation goes fairly slowly and the fermenting vessel radiates some heat that will heat up the fridge and turn on the cooling circuit.

The problem with putting the sensor inside the beer is that the beer warms and cools more slowly than the air around it so if, like me, you wind up the temperature as the fermentation progresses you end up with huge oscillations of the temperature in the fridge and subsequently, the beer.

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justbeaz
have we got a jam before cream or cream before jam situation here?
I like my water with barley and hops
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Robert
justbeaz wrote:
have we got a jam before cream or cream before jam situation here?


No. Nothing like that important.
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Pinto
justbeaz wrote:
have we got a jam before cream or cream before jam situation here?


Make sure you bought scones first [tongue]
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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justbeaz
Pinto wrote:


Make sure you bought scones first [tongue]


ha ha
I like my water with barley and hops
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HisDudeness
It depends on how you have it setup, I have the sensor on the outside of FV under bubble wrap and I don't see any drastic temperature oscillations
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