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Old 05-10-2006, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default 10 Gallon Lagering Setup

I'm thinking of doing a lagering setup, but I need to do it for 10 to 20 gallons (2 to 4 5-gallon glass carboys). Has anyone done this, and whats the best way to go about it? Chest Freezer? Fridge?

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Old 05-11-2006, 12:29 AM   #2
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My personal preference is for a chest freezer, only because I get nervous about having all that weight sitting on a refridgerator shelf. Of course with a freezer you would need a separate temp controller, and with a fridge that isn't necessary. I guess it boils down to whatever you can score in your local garage sales, if you're like me and too cheap to buy new. My freezer holds two 5- gallon carboys, but it is too short to hold 6 1/2 gallon carboys. But it was free so I can't complain.

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I love chest freezers, but you have to remember the lifting in and out factor.

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Old 05-11-2006, 02:48 AM   #4
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Just use a chest freezer and lager in cornies rather than carboys. They are so much easier to handle and you can naturally carbonate your beer in them.

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Old 05-11-2006, 02:55 AM   #5
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Here are shots of my 10 gallon fermentation setup for lagering. Certain rooms in my basement are highly conducive to lagering, while other rooms are ideal for making ales.

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