We are moving soon and the new place has a building out back that will someday, after I finish all of my other inside work, become a brew-pub. But, for now I'm going to be using it for a place to store my brewing stuff.
I have a fermentation fridge that I want to use but, there is no electricity to the building yet. I've heard that running a long extension cord to a fridge is a bad Idea. In fact, my brother and I put a beer fridge in his storage shed a few years ago on an extension cord and the fridge died pretty quick.
For a temporary solution, I'm thinking that I could get some heavy wire from an electrical supply store and build an extension cord that could carry enough current that it wouldn't damage the compressor.
If so, what size wire would be best?
Is there some sort of ratio for "size of wire vs. length of wire run" that I should know?