Howdy fellow Homebrewers,
About a year ago I bought a temp. controller for a 'lagering fridge'.
A friend gave me an old funky refrigerator
and after hooking the controller to the fridge and trying it for a few days,
The thing wouldn't even get cool inside.
The motor of the fridge ran all the time,
and I figured it was just an old 'wore out' 'dog'.
put the controller back in the brewery and have been waiting for another chance at a 'free fridge', but ...
The weather getting colder and I have been brewing ale again,
and getting the firewood cut up for winter,
I am getting in the brewing mood and the thought of making lager
once again has arisen.
I have heard that a fridge will get in the low 30's.
But it would seem even with the problem of having to lift a corny out of the chest type freezer vertically,
the chest type would be a better choice it being better insulated,
a better motor built for doing more work,
and having the door in the top, saves lost cool air when opened.
Shouldn't I get me a chest type freezer in a 4-'6' corny size for a lagering cooler?
J. Winters Knife