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Settings for a temperature regulator

LOML has graciously allowed me to purchase a temperature regulator for our underutilized chest freezer. I will probably make an attempt at lagering soon, but first I have a couple of questions.

  1. Should I set the temperature to the same temp I want to beer to ferment at? Will the beer and the chest freezer stay in equilibrium?

  2. How many degrees of variance should I allow the regulator? Does the beer have enough thermal mass to make a 3 degree swing acceptable?

Thanks!

Dan

Yes. Then, take an ace bandage and wrap it around your fermentation vessel. Place the probe in the bandage. This will ensure that the temps remain consistent.

I would set it at 1* while very active fermentation is taking place and then move it to 3* after.

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