Thermostats have the task of maintaining the room temperature or the temperature of the cooling system at a certain number of degrees. This is particularly important with beer, because only cool beer tastes really good. And in order to keep the beverage at the optimum temperature already during cooling, thermostats are extremely practical.
Thermostats are temperature controllers that use sensors to record the current ambient temperature. Thermostats can also be used to set a set point that is to be reached at any time. Thermostats therefore control the room temperature, regardless of whether it is in the cold store or the drinks cooler. Thermostats are often installed directly in cooling systems and are therefore one of the most important components of the system.
An ice thermostat measures the temperature of the ice up to 12°C. A defrost thermostat gives an alarm when it is too warm. And universal fridge controllers indicate the temperature of the deep freeze. Thermostats help not only in the catering trade but also in private households to serve a cool, fresh beer at any time.
The correct beer temperature
The aim is to use thermostats to keep the beer at a perfect temperature during cooling. After all, who wants warm beer in a glass? Beer quickly tastes stale and stale when it is too warm. As a rule, a beer should be served at seven to nine degrees, i.e. refrigerator temperature, and on hot summer days it can be a bit cooler. Every beer needs a slightly different temperature to develop its full flavour. With thermostats you can therefore adjust the cooling perfectly to "your" type. A Pils tastes best at seven to nine degrees, while stronger types such as strong beers can be a little warmer, lighter ales a little cooler.
Beer should always have the right temperature, not too warm, not too cold. If the beer is too warm, too much froth is produced. That is why there are numerous cooling systems. With thermostats you then check whether the drink has reached the desired temperature.
Beers should never be cooled or heated too quickly. The trick of putting beer in the freezer for a short time is therefore not recommended. It is better to use thermostats to ensure the ideal temperature from the outset. Beer is best stored in cool and dark surroundings, for example in the cellar. Here, too, it is essential to ensure the correct ambient temperature.