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Old 10-20-2006, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default What is the cheapest way to make a lagering setup?

I've got a mortgage, student loan, car loan---I'd rather not drop big bucks here. All the minfridges I see are too small to fit a carboy+airlock. I found a big fridge-freezer at Sam's Club for like $325...not too shabby. Along with a temp regulator from an HBS, that would do the trick.

Does anyone know of a better way to make this happen? They also have a chest freezer for like $170 (I already have one of them, but I actually use it to store food). Could I upfit that thing with a temp regulator? Or is that no good?

Any other suggestions?



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I believe that chest freezers are better than fridges for things like that. I have a chest freezer, just trying to figure out the cheapest way to do a tempature controller



Check Craigslist for free/cheap freezers and fridges



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Old 10-20-2006, 05:57 PM   #3
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The cheap bastard method I'd recommend would be picking up a used fridge from the want ads or a friend/family member (or Craigslist as mentioned in the previous post). I got my kegerator fridge by posting an add on the bulletin board at work. Guy gave it to me for free to make room in his garage. $50 for an external temp controller and you're good to go.

Can't beat free. (although I promised him a sixer or two of the home brew)

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Yeah, my local craigslist has nada. Oh well.

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Hmmm... the cheapest way is probably this.....

http://sdcollins.home.mindspring.com/FermentationChiller.html



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