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Old 07-13-2008, 02:33 AM   #1
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I read a few threads about this, but I was wondering; since I mainly brew IPA's, stouts and hefe's, should I go with a chest freezer or a fridge? I usually brew two batches staggered, so I need room for two primaries or carboys. Thanks!

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Old 07-13-2008, 04:17 AM   #2
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Keezer=lots of space. You can also have regular taps or towers. Ideally its what I would get if I could.

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So, you can ferment higher temp stuff in a keezer (like 65-70 degree)? Okay, sounds good to me, I guess I need that and a fine temp controller, which was recommended in another thread. Thanks again, and go Dallas Stars!

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Well you can ferment in the chest freezer if you get that temp controller. I thought you meant for dispensing but ya that will work. And in reference to what you posted earlier. NO GOAL! I read some where it ranked in the top 5 worst calls of all time. But in reality Dallas was a better team that year.

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I certainly prefer a keezer for my kegs, but as a fermentation chamber, a frige has some advantages. Easier to lift carboys in and out (I use glass), and freezer storage for hops and adjuncts.

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Hhmmmm, good point about the freezer part of it, nice to keep the brew stuff all together, I hadn't thought about that. Is a standard sized top freezer/bottom fridge typically big enough to store two carboys?

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At least. I dont have mine up and running but I think I could get 3 may be 4 in there. Also depends on shelving etc.

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