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Old 06-26-2012, 01:58 AM   #1
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2- 6.5 gallon buckets for fermenting in?

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Old 06-26-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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If you build a collar to get 1 on the compressor hump, yes. Otherwise, no. I have a danby 5 cu. Ft

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Old 06-26-2012, 07:28 AM   #3
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I recently purchased a GE 5 cu ft chest freezer because I have space restrictions. I am able to place two 5G kegs and a 10lb CO2 bottle along with a 3G keg on the compressor shelf. It's a tight fit. If you can upgrade to the 7cu ft model, you might be able to accomplish your goal without building a collar. HD has a great price on the 7 cu ft model for $179, plus free shipping. http://www.homedepot.com/Appliances-...&storeId=10051

Again because of space constrictions, I have actually started to ferment in 5g kegs with really good success and it has made the whole process a breeze. No lugging around those heavy carboys and transferring is a breeze along with clean up. Good luck.

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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The OP is duscussing fermenter buckets not corny kegs. I have a 5 CF freezer that I use as a ferm chamber. It does not fit more than 1 fermenter.

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Oh William, I am not bound to please thee with thy answer. I was merely trying to convey what a 5cu ft freezer can accommodate and give him an option, as I have, to use this size chest freezer as a fermentation chamber. There is more than one way to ferment beer, my friend.

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Old 06-27-2012, 12:38 PM   #6
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Just gotta chime in and say the last 2 posts were amazing. On top of that, I'm getting a 7 cuft freezer this week for my birthday. Gunna use it for fermentation as I have a 19.7 cuft already built out as a keezer.

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Old 07-05-2012, 01:48 AM   #8
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2- 6.5 gallon buckets for fermenting in?
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Which freezer are you looking at? The general answer is indeed no, but you may have found something really odd.

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