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Fisher and Paykel Active smart Fermentation chanber, keep the freezer

Started this discussion. Last reply by DMAC Jan 9. 2 Replies

Hi All,I managed to make the Activesmart (early model) fridge freezer act as a fermentation chamber but kept the freezer functionality via a pretty small modification and an STC1000.I put a quick…Continue

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Chig commented on Ricky White's blog post First All Grain Brew successfull
"Congrats on a great build Ricky!"
Jan 17
Ricky White commented on Ricky White's blog post First All Grain Brew successfull
"The latest bottle fridged an hour ago so a little warm but its crystal clear :-)"
Jan 11
Ricky White commented on Ricky White's blog post First All Grain Brew successfull
"I really need to draw up the final labels for the sight glasses on my computer. The taped on paper wont last."
Jan 11
Ricky White commented on Ricky White's blog post First All Grain Brew successfull
"Here is a few photos of my eHERMS system.  I now need to make a brew stand on wheels  but it worked on sitting on some blocks of wood on the decking."
Jan 11
Peter Smith commented on Ricky White's blog post First All Grain Brew successfull
"nice post a photo of your system"
Jan 11
Ricky White commented on Ricky White's blog post First All Grain Brew successfull
"Finally got this in a proper glass, Definitely happy with the taste :-) A little hazy but I did forget the whirlfloc is the excitement of my first all grain brew day. Really nice at the end of a 32C day in Napier"
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DMAC replied to Ricky White's discussion Fisher and Paykel Active smart Fermentation chanber, keep the freezer
"Choice. Nice way to override the temp control system."
Jan 9
Ricky White replied to Ricky White's discussion Fisher and Paykel Active smart Fermentation chanber, keep the freezer
"Definitely glad I finally did this. Much nicer to see a more controlled/restrained fermentation at this time of the year. I have my first all grain, a Gladfields Ale / Motueka SMaSH fermenting with US-05. Much better than letting it run at room…"
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Fisher and Paykel Active smart Fermentation chanber, keep the freezer

Hi All,I managed to make the Activesmart (early model) fridge freezer act as a fermentation chamber but kept the freezer functionality via a pretty small modification and an STC1000.I put a quick video up on youtube.I should work for most activesmart fridges as I got the circuit diagram from a different model, probably same control box/wireing across lots of models.A made a few mistakes in my voice commentary but just putting the information out there in case it helps someone with a similar…See More
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About Me:
Homebrew: Currently extract but planning to move to all grain soon with a electric HERMS system.

Job: Embedded Software Engineer in Power electronics industry.
Previously in telecommunications industry as electronics technician

Hobbies: Amateur Radio, Building 3D printers etc

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First All Grain Brew successfull

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 3:00pm 6 Comments

I'm fairly new to the hobby with about 7 extract kit brews and through the second lot of them I spent my spare time collecting parts for and building an eHERMS system out of 50l pots.

I finally finished and did preliminary tests on the eHERMS before xmas and this brew was just after xmas.

Today I cracked open one of the PET bottles of my first batch of all grain beer since it was firm although it had only been in the bottles about 2 days after putting it in the fridge…

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