I am thinking I will pick up a small (7 cu ft) chest freezer to use as a fermenting chamber. Haven’t gone to measure one yet but I think it will fit 2 carboys/ fermentors. I realize it will be a little exercise lifting 5 or 6 gallons in and out but it is doable for me, for now anyway. What is the best way to figure out where to drill for the temp probe mounting? I don’t want to hit anything vital…I would like to have the probe go in on the side that has the high shelf ( I assume the compressor is under that "shelf like " area).
My hope is in the summer it will keep the fermentation temp lower and in the summer I can use the heat wrap around the fermentor along with the freezers insulation and keep the fermentation temp high enough to keep the yeast happy.