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From: "1107-CD&I/VIRUS DISEASES" <henchal@wrair-emh1.army.mil>
Subject: programmable thermostats, whirlpooling
Date: 1989-06-28 23:48:00 GMT

For those that have wondered how they can get better temperature
control in the refrigerators they have converted to incubation
chambers for their fermentors, I have the solution. I recently
bought a HUNTER "Energy Monitor AC, programable thermostat" for
room air conditioners. Hunter are the ceiling fan people. This
handy unit plugs in between the line cord of your refrigerator
and the electrical wall outlet. It accepts the standard 3-wire,
grounded plug. It also has a remote temperature sensing element
(wired) that you can put inside your refrigerator. It works by
interupting the power to the refrigerator once the programmed
temperature is reached. The unit has a small memory that allows
for programmed temperature control within 1 degree. I have
tested the unit and have found that I now can control my
refrigerator temperature in the range 30 to 85 degrees Farenheit
(the top of the temperature range depends upon the ambient
temperature).

Hunter Energy monitor AC model 42205 $49.00
I am not an agent for Hunter, just a satisfied customer. If
anyone is interested in obtaining the unit and can't find it in
their area send me a message.

To Darryl Richman:

You recent mentioned that you use the whirlpool method to
prevent excess trub from being transferred to your fermentors.
While I have heard that commercial breweries use this same
method, I am not sure how the homebrewer can use this method. I
don't think that this method will work for those of us who decant
our wort to the fermentor....you must drain your boiling kettle
from the bottom with a spigot. Am I correct?


ERIK A. HENCHAL
<HENCHAL@wrair.arpa>



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