In 1997 Ken Schwartz published plans for the Son of Fermenation Chiller, an ice & fan based chilling chamber for fermenting wort.
After building a Son of a Fermentation Chiller
and using it for a while I found the following problems:
- It would only hold one carboy
- The analog thermostat sucked
- It is a PIA to deal with the ice in deep narrow ice chambers
So I redesigned the controller first to use a digital remote sensing thermostat for under $25
Then I redesigned the Son of a Fermentation Chiller to hold two 7½ gallon carboys and two ½ gallon growlers for my blow off tubes.
This is the layout of the chiller with one side removed and the top and front removed.
From this top view you can see enough room for two carboys and two ice bottles
Cut sheet from a single piece of
The fan mounted in the right cooling chamber:
All three cooling chambers:
A tub full of ice in the central chamber:
Micah's version of the 38DD:
Awesome work, Micah!
All credit to the respective copyright holders.
- J Thornton