Son of a Fermentation Chiller (Update)

So, as I mentioned in a previous post I found designs online and was about to collect the materials to build this contraption. I still completely intend to, but I hit a roadblock. I need some more supplies and can’t finish the box right now and the thermostat is being a little tricky (my first time stripping down complete machines to mod them). I got the fan running off of the 12V adapter but not in accordance with the thermostat.

As is, I am still very excited but I wanted to give you guys an update of my progress and let you know what I’m planning on doing in the interim. The plan right now is to use the ice bath method so that I can complete a batch tonight and continue to update the site. While this method doesn’t allow for close temperature monitoring like I wanted, it will allow me to continue working on the site (since I cannot devote entire days to problem-solving and trouble-shooting for just ONE class).

 

As Always Thank You-

-SAS

Son of a Fermentation Chiller

I’ve looked far and wide on the internet and come to the conclusion that my batches may be in jeopardy due to the wide fluctuation in temperature my apartment (without AC) allows to take place. The Son of a Fermentation Chiller is a low cost way to keep up to two batches of brew at the desired temperature. The main mind behind this is Kevin Schwartz, but as his site is unresponsive as of late, I won’t be able to link it. I will try to find the next best site soon for the link of a how-to design. I also will be building this soon and will diligently be taking pictures of the efforts.

As always thanks for reading!

-SAS

New Supplies!

So I ordered a home brewing kit online that should have most of the supplies that I need to get started. I am not home right now but I will be getting back today and I think the bottles were supposed to be getting in today as well! I’m very excited; I’ve started reading recipes and trying to decide which to do first… It’s going to be tricky but this will be very rewarding if done right! I’ll take some pictures when I get home tonight and make a gallery so you all can get a feel for what I’m working with.

Thanks for reading!

-SAS