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Old 11-07-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 11-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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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...)

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Old 11-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
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Fermentation chamber. Temp control is more important than kegging.

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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.

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Old 11-07-2011, 07:52 PM   #5
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I would say fermentation chamber first.

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Control your fermentation temps first.

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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.

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ferm chamber first !

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Old 11-07-2011, 08:12 PM   #9
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I got it a fermentation chamaber, this is what i thouhgt. Thanks for the advice.

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You're welcome. Enjoy the cheap chamber!

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