We (Koen and Elco) recently converted a Koen’s fridge into a BrewPi fermentation chamber and made a lot of photos of the progress. This guide will show you various options to convert a fridge or freezer into a temperature controlled fermentation chamber for your homebrew.
It is up to you how far you want to go in hacking the fridge electronics, this guide will show you 3 options to mod your fridge:
- Option 1: Make a simple switched power cord, without hacking into the fridge electronics.
- Option 2: Make a switched power cord, but also override or remove the thermostat.
- Option 3: Rip out the thermostat and fully integrate the SSRs into your fridge (what we did).
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