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Old 10-01-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default What's the ideal size for a Fermentation room

Loaded question I know. Really the question could be how big of a room can be reasonably cooled by a window A/C unit.

Here are some qualifiers:

  1. I am building a 12' X 20' brewery in my shop.
  2. Ferment room/chamber will be cooled by window A/C unit.
  3. I am not concerned about making lagers

Thanks in advance. Pictures are always welcome!
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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How big are your batches? Are you sure you want to cool them with ambient air if you brew 15 gallon batches or more?

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10-12 gallon

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How big is the window?

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How many BTU window unit I think he is asking.

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Sorry guys, I don't have the unit yet. I am planning on whatever I can find on clist at the moment. Assume cheap and smallish. (There's a joke in there somewhere!)

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Click the thread in my sig. You can make something like I did, which can be cooled by even the ****tiest AC unit, like mine. Fits 9+ carboys, so unless you are a brewing fanatic I think you'll be fine.

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How do you fit 9 carboys in a 4x4x4 cube? Thanks for the encouragement though.

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