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What's the best way to cool the New Brewmax 2 gallon fermenter?..Since my ambient room temp is 70-75 degrees F.. Seems it's to big/tall to fit the same cooler an LBK would fit or too big to cold crash in my fridge.

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Before I built my fermentation chamber, I would use 2 storage totes that you can buy at any big box store for 5 bucks. I would put the fermenter in one of them and then invert the other on top of it and use 1/2 gallon frozen milk bottles to keep the temperature where I needed it to be.  Not as insulated as a cooler but it works.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-18-Gallon-Tote-Box-Multiple-Colors-Available-in-Case-of-8-or-Single-Unit/36128070

 

 

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You can also buy a soft cooler bag/larger back pack cooler or a back pack cooler. put the brew max in and stand the bag up. Some are expensive, others are cheap. Thinking something like this - http://www.amazon.com/Freddie-Sebbie-Collapsible-Insulated-Perfect/dp/B01CNWOI4G/ref=sr_1_12?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1463847103&sr=1-12&keywords=soft+cooler

 

Another option is the Cool Brewing bag. It is bigger than what you need, but then if you ever move to a bigger bucket you'll be ready.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cool-Brewing-LLC-5B-YTCW-X9LG-Fermentation/dp/B008EKD7CQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463846980&sr=8-1&keywords=cool+brewing+fermentation+cooler

 

If I ever get a 6 gallon fermenter, I am probably using this. (since I don't think the six gallon would fit in my fridge.)

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I have a slightly taller dorm fridge for cold crashing, I control it with an Inkbird controller. I can do two LBKs in it but when I remove the shelves the brewmax fermenter just fits.  During the initial week of fermentation I tape the probe of the Inkbird to the fermenter below the fluid line and set it at the desired fermentation temp . My basement is 65-68 so after high Krausen I put the fermenter on a shelf (unless it's a lager I need to keep colder).

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