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Old 01-15-2012, 05:45 AM   #1
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I was kinda thinking with some tweeking, it might be useful for lagers or those in warmer climates...
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I don't think it would seal as well as we would want for fermentation, unless there was a secondary container housed within it. Also note that it has a DC plug. You would need to rewire it and use an AC inverter to power it.

I think making a chilled box with a mini fridge might be an easier solution.

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I think the op is considering this as a chamber and not actually a fermentation vessel. The description says it can stand vertically and still operate, so a bucket might fit inside. The electrical conversion is another issue.

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He could keep it in his vehicle...

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Well, these are frequently on Craigslist for dirt cheap. That is the only real reason I ask. It is a stretch, I know, but I was just trying to do some out of the box thinking.

Okay, okay. It was three in the morning and I had had a few too many homebrews.

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The electrical conversion is another issue.
they sell adapters all over the place. so that part is easy to take care of

i dont think a bucket will fit inside though, unless you are planning small brews?
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To be honest, in my state last night, I was kinda of just wondering if you could do a sort of open top fermentation in it. Like somehow remove the lid and put a towel over it.

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Even if it wouldn't work as a ferm chamber, it is rated to heat to 155*. An automatic electric mash tun, perhaps?

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Even if it wouldn't work as a ferm chamber, it is rated to heat to 155*. An automatic electric mash tun, perhaps?
Nope.

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