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Old 10-22-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default freezer compartment (unused) mold in fermentation fridge

I have a spare refrigerator in my garage that I use as my fermentation\bottle conditioning chamber. It is an over\under (fridge\freezer) model that has a STC-1000 temp controller on it. I only use the fridge part of the unit for my ferm chamber and don’t use the freezer part at all. I have been using it since May of this year and I have noticed there is an accumulation of water in the bottom of freezer compartment which is contributing to mold beginning to appear on the inside of the freezer.

Should I be concerned about this? Should I mix up some bleach solution to spray it down and clean it? how do i keep this from happening?

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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Try to clean it up. While I'm not using my chamber (after the first week of fermentation), I leave the doors open. Helps stop the nasties.

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Old 10-23-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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Wire the fan in the frezzer to run off the heat setting on STC- 1000 controller to circulate the air should help cut down on trapped air condensing.

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Good idea beaksnbeer. So basically the evaporator fan will circle warm air into freezer to dry moisture. I will have to look into that.

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