Carlo Hamalainen


Home brew fridge thermostat

2012-04-05

Update 2013-01-06: English instructions for the thermostat.

I picked up a cheap thermostat on eBay for controlling the temperature in my brewing fridge. The model number is BY-LOX 15A.

You can run the thermostat wire inside the door on the hinged side so there is no need to modify the fridge at all. I set the thermostat to 23C and the temperature sticker on the side of the tub stayed at about 24C throughout the brewing process. (By default it shows the current temp.)

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The thermostat turns the fridge on when the temperature goes above the preset value. It doesn't get very cold at night in Brisbane so I haven't bothered with a dual control thermostat that can turn on a cooling and heating source.

Brewing at a constant 23-24C temperature has made a huge difference to the quality of my home brew.

I usually get my home brew gear from Annerley Home Brew, a fantastic store on the south side of Brisbane.