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Is the temperature range listed on the yeast manufacturers' websites ambient or fermenter?

They must be referring to the temperature of the yeasties themselves, which would be the fermenter temperature. Nothing else makes sense.
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What is the ideal temperature during carbonation with priming for an ale?

Optimal about 18C-20C. But almost any temperature between 5 and 25 will work. If cooler then it takes longer. It is possible to go higher but there may be some more fruity esters produced although not ...
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What is the ideal temperature during carbonation with priming for an ale?

You are correct when you say the warmer the brews are stored the faster carbonation will complete. Carbonation is a mini fermentation, so ideally you would want it to complete around the same ...
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Is the temperature range listed on the yeast manufacturers' websites ambient or fermenter?

It is definitely the temperature of the fermenting liquid. What you normally would do is fit a thermometer (like a crystal thermometer) against the side of the fermentor. Then you have a good view of ...
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Is the temperature range listed on the yeast manufacturers' websites ambient or fermenter?

Jumping off from some of the comments already posted: I think to make sense of this it helps to realize that, for those brewers who produce most of the beer in the world and who are probably the most ...
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Controlling fermentation temperatures

I live in the south of England where it has recently been even colder than "oop North". At this time of year I go with the seasons and brew the year's supply of lager(!!!). Its perfectly lagered and ...
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Is there a temperature my boil should not exceed?

First off, there's no need to worry about leaching tannins in the boil. Tannins are mostly found in the husk fraction of the malt. This means you have to be careful with the temperature only when the ...
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Temperature controller that can be accessed by a mobile?

the closest thing you can get with out spending an arm and a leg is getting a brewPI, I dont have one, but it says it can log locally and has a bunch of different functions, and a web interface. you ...
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Ceramic heating bulb for pets as fermentation chamber heater

AFAIK one of those puts out a lot of heat. You could also consider a Fermwrap heater, which goes on sale once or twice a year for $10 or so.
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Why do I need a temperature controller if I have a freezer/refrigerator?

The main reason you need an external temperature controller is because the thermostat on a fridge or freezer isn't in the right temperature range. Also they are typically not calibrated and offer only ...
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Is there any real need for a heating element on an STC 1000 fridge setup ( for most/many setups)?

I have 2x fermentation fridges, and both have heaters (heat-pads) connected to the STC-1000. My fridges live outside, so suffer winter lows (~ 0C/32F) and summer highs (~ 45C/113F). If you're ...
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What is the purpose of multiple temperature probes in a brew-pi fermentation control setup?

The Advanced temperature control algorithm of BrewPi uses both environmental and fermentation vessel temperature (multiple sensors). The problem this solves is the air surrounding your fermenting ...
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Hot and cold temperature regulation

You can get away with "one-way" control by putting your fermentor in a fridge and controlling a heater. I wrap my fermentor with a heating device then insulate it well with several towels and bungee ...
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Hot and cold temperature regulation

STC-1000 is a very common temp controller. It does require that you do the wiring, but that is fairly simple. It works great as a temp controller for fermentation, however, you do need to check the ...
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Is the temperature range listed on the yeast manufacturers' websites ambient or fermenter?

They are referring to the temperature of the yeast in the fermentor. Setups and equipment vary so much that the ambient temperature isn't a good indicator. Brewers often cool or heat a fermentation ...
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Controlling fermentation temperatures

Remember that yeast are living things and will regulate their own temperature as best they can. I've kept fermenters in rooms with an ambient temp around 18C and the yeast raised the fermenter temp to ...
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Idea for cooling fermentation with copper pipe

Based on what John Palmer says about cleaning copper with various acids, I wouldn't use copper in the acidic environment of fermenting beer. If you can get your hands on a stainless coil though, the ...
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Integrated thermometer compared to rod thermometer

I doubt accuracy are that different. But these integrated thermometers as you called are way easier to handle, especially when mashing (closed lid). This one you showed is SS, therefore much more ...
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Suggested fermentation temperature for the beer kits

The reading to monitor and maintain is the temperature of the beer, not ambient temperature. Even temp readings on the outside of fermentors from thermal stickers can vary a few degrees to what the ...
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Induction hot plates with precise temperature control (maintaintaining mash temperature)

A sous vide cooker like the Anova can achieve what you're hoping to accomplish with an induction cooktop. I've used a sous vide cooker to hold mash temperature when doing brew-in-a-bag. I heat the ...
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Suggested fermentation temperature for the beer kits

If the temperature differences are not that significant it will be fine. The beer takes a lot of time to change temperature due to its large volume, so usually over the course of a day it would not ...
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Not enough yeast for a 20 Litre batch?

28°C is not too hot to add yeast; yeast is fine up to somewhere near 40°C. That being said, you do want to add the yeast as close to your fermentation temperature as possible. 7 grams of yeast is ...
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Hot and cold temperature regulation

I kept looking and came across devices like this one which permits the use of both the heating and cooling plugs at the same time: Inkbird ITC-308
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Is there any real need for a heating element on an STC 1000 fridge setup ( for most/many setups)?

I will echo what Kingsley has to say with one addition - you can create a heating element for less than 10 dollars. A simple light bulb placed inside of a tin can will easily heat up a full sized-...
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What is the purpose of multiple temperature probes in a brew-pi fermentation control setup?

Brew Pi seems to be intelligent to the uses ( ie positions) of the various sensors ( ie in beer vs in chamber) and so appropriate them within the software, using this as part of the PID control. ( ...
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Can I use BrewPi and Fermwrap without a chamber?

You absolutely can use a BrewPi without any chamber, be be aware it will be much more difficult to maintain proper temps if your environment has wide swings in temperature throughout the day. Also,...
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Controlling fermentation temperatures

You can put your fermentor closer to the heat source in a room. If you have hot air heat you can put the fermenter over a floor vent and cover it with a towel or box. You can also only cover half ...
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Idea for cooling fermentation with copper pipe

Rather than circulate a coolant, you could also mount the peltier on top of a long heatsink (SS304) that extends into the beer. Use a H-bridge to change the direction of the peltier so you can switch ...
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Chest freezer not working with Johnson analog control. Did I mess up or is the thing busted?

Read the configurations instructions. Commonly over looked things are. Mistakenly set to heating, not cooling Large temp variant. Should be set to 1-2 degrees Fahrenheit / Celsius toggle. Set freezer ...
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