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Old 04-12-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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I would like to know what is the smallest chest freezer that you all have used that will hold at lest one 6 gallon carboy with the airlock on . I would like to get the smallest one I can get that would hold one 6 gallon carboy.

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5 cu ft.

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/sizi...ny-kegs-75449/

This is for corny kegs, not carboys, but it might help. I'd say the 5 cu.ft. is your answer. I think I've seen wine coolers converted, as well as small Sanyo refrigerators.
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This is for corny kegs, not carboys, but it might help. I'd say the 5 cu.ft. is your answer. I think I've seen wine coolers converted, as well as small Sanyo refrigerators.

Well it is a 6 gallon carboy. I want to use it for fermenting logers.

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If space is the issue, you might have better luck looking for a mini fridge instead of a freezer.

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You can definitely fit one carboy in a 5 cu ft freezer, but if you can score a 7 cu ft you'll be able to get one more on the compressor hump. Of course, then you'll have to figure something besides an airlock because it will be too tall, and you'll probably have to build a collar to raise the "ceiling."

Both of these things are so worth having the extra space.

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You can definitely fit one carboy in a 5 cu ft freezer, but if you can score a 7 cu ft you'll be able to get one more on the compressor hump. Of course, then you'll have to figure something besides an airlock because it will be too tall, and you'll probably have to build a collar to raise the "ceiling."

Both of these things are so worth having the extra space.
Do you mean that one 6 gallon carboy with the airlock on the carboy will fit in a 5 cu ft freezer and if I got a 7 cf ft freezer then I could fit one with the airlock on and one with out a airlock.

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How did you invert that freezer coil??? Pleasy oh Great One tell of this secret...

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How did you invert that freezer coil??? Pleasy oh Great One tell of this secret...
looks like the freezer panel was turned 180° counter clockwise and some of the cooling line was pulled through as well.

but don't take my word for it

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Do you mean that one 6 gallon carboy with the airlock on the carboy will fit in a 5 cu ft freezer and if I got a 7 cf ft freezer then I could fit one with the airlock on and one with out a airlock.

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Yes, you should be able to fit one carboy in the lower section of a 5cu ft chest freezer, allowing you to keep an airlock on it.

Don't be so obsessed with the airlock... you can put a loose piece of foil on top, or a blowoff hose. There are so many options. Shop for space requirement.
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