About a year ago I thought my serving dridge had given out because the temperature inside had risen to mid 50s. It's a 20 or so year old kenmore upright freezer with a johnson temp controller. After unplugging the fridge and controller a couple of times and rechcking the settings everything was back to normal.
Last week my beer were pouring extra foamy and seemed warm. I checked and sureeugh the temperate was 57Fbt he ontrollr w stil set for37F and the freezer was running. I tried umplugging and restarting like last year, a few times, to no avail. I figured the freezer had finally given out.
I decided to test the freezer and plugged it straight into the wall, went to bed and when life kicked in the next morning I pretty much forgot about it for a couple days.
When I sent to pull a beer Friday night nothing came from the tap. I opened the door and all the lines were frozen solid. I looked down at the temp controller whose probe was still in the fridge and it red 3F!
So I unplugged the fridge and let the door stand open for about 24 hours then plugged it back into the johnson controller. It's now perking along at 37F again...
I pulled a Pilsner yesterday. It was kind of dark and bitter. I think maybe there was still some ice in the keg. Will be interesting to see what it's like after the ice metls.
Today the all centennial IPA tastes pretty amazing.