With a beer fridge, I needed to buy another piece of equipment to really take advantage of its climate controlling abilities.
That piece of equipment is a thermostat that you can override your fridge’s internal temperature gauge.
This device will enable me to keep specific temperatures for fermentation. Instead of having to depend on cold winter basement temps and ice, I can ferment a lager any time of year. Plus, it should help me with ale fermentations in the summertime too.
I am pretty excited to give this thing a go. The next lager I am brewing will be a rauchbier and the fermentation will be happening on an “away game”. I think we will be brewing at my friend Brian’s house and fermenting there too.
I bought this one at Northern Brewer. Let me know if you have had experience with it.