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Waynep005 11-07-2011 07:41 PM

Best use for a chest freezer
I have the chance to get a small chest freezer for next to nothing. What will be the best use of it. 1 to controll fementation temps 2 to make into a kegerator?

reezle 11-07-2011 07:46 PM

Replace the Thermometer with one you can dial to whatever temp you want, and you can have both. (Not so much at the same time, but...)

triangulum33 11-07-2011 07:47 PM

Fermentation chamber. Temp control is more important than kegging.

Dan 11-07-2011 07:50 PM

Kegerator. Dual purpose. Use it to ferment between kegs. You'll need a temp controller. You'll also need the hardware for a kegorator. Get the stuff you mount vertically. Then you could eventually get a cheap frige off CL and make a kegerator and have your freezer as a ferm chamber.

Just saying.

TomSD 11-07-2011 07:52 PM

I would say fermentation chamber first.

LKABrewer 11-07-2011 07:52 PM

Control your fermentation temps first.

bigbeergeek 11-07-2011 07:55 PM

Ditto on the ferm chamber first. Old fridges make great kegerators and they can be had for less than $100 if you keep an eye on CL. They don't need temperature controllers to keep kegs at serving temp, you can mount shanks/faucets right through the door with no worries of hitting coolant lines and they are designed to run at "fridge" temps without any of the condensation issues that plague 40*F chest freezers.

joeybeer 11-07-2011 07:57 PM

ferm chamber first !

Waynep005 11-07-2011 08:12 PM

I got it a fermentation chamaber, this is what i thouhgt. Thanks for the advice.

bigbeergeek 11-07-2011 11:30 PM

You're welcome. Enjoy the cheap chamber!

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