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Old 07-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Chest Freezer Fermenation Chamber Venilation

I have a acquired a very large chest freezer to use as a ale fermentation chamber. I understand the lifting in/out aspect of this, but that's not of concern to me. I was just wondering about the ventilation of the co2 from the freezer. Does any type of ventilation need to be installed or should I just not stick my head in the freezer and start breathing. Also would keeping my finished cornys (ales) in here be ok? Thanks all!

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Old 07-16-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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No real need to ventilate. Conditioning your cornies in there should be fine too.

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...or should I just not stick my head in the freezer and start breathing.
This. CO2 is good! Less oxygen the better. (for the beer, not you)
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just dont have your head close and inhale as you open the door.

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Old 07-17-2012, 12:49 AM   #5
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That wouldn't hurt you. A few breaths of co2 is not a concern as it is not toxic. What is a concern is if you had your head in there for more than a few moments because you wouldn't be getting oxygen.

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That wouldn't hurt you. A few breaths of co2 is not a concern as it is not toxic.
Hurt = permanent brain damage? No.
Hurt = singes the nostrils and stings like banshee? Yes, it hurts you. That is a concern to me.
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A big enough wiff of co2 feels like drowning with no water.

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I definitely learned the hard way (a few times) to open the chest freezer and let it "air out" a bit before sticking my whole upper half in there to wrestle a carboy out.

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Awwww what's a singed nostril or two?

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Get Damp Rid. It will help with the moisture buildup .

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