I was wondering if a sake fermentation could be kept cool using a stainless steel immersion chiller?
Since the temp only needs to be between 46-50F I’m thinking this could work. The idea is to use an 80 gallon open top flextank and a small glycol chiller hooked up to a stainless steel immersion chiller coil thing. I would use a temp controller to turn the chiller on and off and the tank would have insulation material wrapped around it. Do you think this could work when ambient temps are 75-80F? The concept is sort of like…instead of sticking the tank inside the fridge…we’re actually sticking the fridge inside of the tank. Does this make sense? Would it be better to wrap the coil around the outside of the tank?
I’m trying to figure a way around using expensive jacketed stainless. Any ideas?