I really wasn't quite sure where to stick this question, so it landed in the DIY section.
I moved in to a new (75+ year old house) somewhat recently and have decided to turn the old "coal room" in our basement into the repository for all my beer stuff. The room is roughly 12' by 6'. Concrete floor, 2 outside concrete walls and 2x 2x4 walls lined (tightly) with 2x6 wood plank walls. This was the room that they used to dump coal into from the coal delivery truck to be used by the early owners of the house as fuel for their coal furnace. I heat with gas and brew beer, so I'm repurposing it.
Currently, it is 72 degrees F on my main floor, 69 in the finished part of the basement and 59 in the coal room. 28 outside and it will drop lower for the next few months.
I'm going to be picking up a 5 or 7 cu. ft. freezer in the next couple days and already have my temp control being shipped to me. My question here is whether putting the keezer in this coal room will raise the ambient temperature of the room by any appreciable degree.
Obviously in the winter, it wouldn't be a problem since the room is already bordering too cold for ale fermentation (but in january, it may be approaching high lager temps in there). I'm more concerned about the summer. This is likely the coldest room in the house in the summer too and it would be nice to be able to keep my keezer in there without forcing my fermentation temps too high.
Anyone have any idea? I'm sure the freezer is going to put off some heat... but I'm not sure how much.
Beer brewers shall sell no beer to the citizens, unless it be three weeks old; to the foreigner they may knowingly sell younger beer. German Beer Law, 1466.