After deciding that I need more control over my fermentation temperature, I picked up a 4.5 cubic ft GE refrigerator from Wal Mart this weekend. Even with the lip from the compressor, it’s large enough to fit a 6.5 gal bucket with an airlock. The only modification I had to make was to peel off the door shelves. Not bad.
My next step is to get the Brewer’s Edge Control II temperature controller so I can have precise control of the fermentation temperature. The Control II comes ready to plug and play. Simple set up with digital readings from a gas filled thermometer for accurate readings.
Having that, I’ll be all set to make some perfect lagers. That’s pretty good considering I live on a tropical island.