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Old 01-17-2014, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default Frigidare Upright Freezer (Model #FFU11FK1CW0) Fermentation Chamber

I'm in the market for a fermentation chamber. I was looking at the Igloo 4.6cu ft mini fridge that Walmart has on sale right now for $119, but one of these bad boys showed up on Craigslist ($100 asking price):



Thing is, I haven't seen anybody talk about converting one of these (Frigidare upright freezers) into a fermentation chamber (or kegerator). It looks pretty much ideal 11cu FT and if I'm not mistaken the shelves don't have the coils and are removable.

Any reason I should hesitate on this if it works? Lister says it's about 10 years old and works fine. I may offer him a little less. Thanks in advance for any replies.

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Old 01-17-2014, 11:21 PM   #2
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Now you have seen one... My Frigidaire with a Johnson Controls temp controller does just fine. A schwartzbier is currently fermenting away at about 50 degrees F... Make sure that whatever size vessels you plan to use fit in the model you are looking at.

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Old 01-17-2014, 11:28 PM   #3
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Well, that was quick. Thanks a bunch for that. I would be happy being able to do a single 6.5gal bucket, which I'm sure it's got plenty of room for. If I end up being able to stick another bucket or even a small carboy in there as well that'd be icing.

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Or go with an 21 cf upright

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I have a 14CF frigidaire upright (FFU14F5H), and it is great. I can fit two 6.5 gallon carboys on the floor (just barely). Don't know about that model, but mine has the controller in the door, which made installing a love controller up front nice and easy.

If you are happy with the size, I say go for it. That price is great if it is in good condition.

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Love mine. Remove the door shelves for more room.

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21cf fits a 30 gallon conical

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