August 29, 2014 AT 12:00 pm

Fridge hacking guide: converting a fridge for fermenting beer #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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The BrewPi crew created a guide on how to convert a fridge into a Raspberry Pi and Arduino controlled fermentation chamber. (via hackaday)

We (Koen and Elco) recently converted a Koen’s fridge into a BrewPi fermentation chamber and made a lot of photos of the progress. This guide will show you various options to convert a fridge or freezer into a temperature controlled fermentation chamber for your homebrew.

It is up to you how far you want to go in hacking the fridge electronics, this guide will show you 3 options to mod your fridge:

  • Option 1: Make a simple switched power cord, without hacking into the fridge electronics.
  • Option 2: Make a switched power cord, but also override or remove the thermostat.
  • Option 3: Rip out the thermostat and fully integrate the SSRs into your fridge (what we did).

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