Originally Posted by 944play
You could put a heat exchanger (automotive heater core?) and a muffin fan inside the fridge, put your fermenter in a cooler of water, submerge a pond pump in the cooler, and use a Ranco or Johnson to control the pump and fan to circulate the water through the HEx... instead of bulding a whole chamber.
Sounds a little high tech. for me.
I would prefer to build a fermentation chamber box around the fridge, insulate the hell out of it, and use inductor fans in a similar way to how I cool the coffin on my keezer. Everything of course controlled by a Love controller.
Here's what I am thinking:
I have a 25 ft. long wall to work with, so I want to build a continuous brewing station across the wall. From Left to Right, I'm thinking a grain storage box that opens like a chest freezer, then a motorized grain mill build into a cabinet next to that with the hopper/mill/motor on top, a chute where the grist drops down into the lower cabinet, doors to contain the dust, and a pull out shelf that bucket that catches the grist can be placed. After the mill, I'm thinking the 3 vessel electronic brewing station with an exhaust hood above it and a water faucet coming out of the wall above the HLT. I plan on having my plumber put in a dual canister filtration system off of my hard water line in my mechanical room adjacent to the brewing room, and hard piping over to the brewing room. Next in sequence would be an insulated warm Ale Fermentation chamber and next to that would be the cold Lager Fermentation chamber. That would end at the east wall of my wine/beer cold storage room that has already been built. In the open part of the room I want a large stainless steel work station as an island in the room and then on the opposite side of the room I want a commerical stainless sink with multiple bays, a standard faucet, a spraying faucet, and drip pans, as well as a shelving for storing my equipment. Thankfully, there is already a drain in that room that feeds into my sump pump, which pumps into ravine next to my house that serves as the drain detention basin for my sub.
I've got too many ideas swimming around in my head and it's an ambitious project, but I'm going to try to tackle it this winter. Wish me luck!