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Old 04-19-2009, 05:53 PM   #11
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I agree that the storage closet is taking up too much room. I'd get a freezer to ferment in and make the brewroom bigger. Just my .02.



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Old 04-19-2009, 05:56 PM   #12
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Where is the keezer going to go?



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Old 04-19-2009, 06:00 PM   #13
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I was thinking keezer in the garage and get a wheelbarrel to haul the kegs up to the house....

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Old 04-20-2009, 09:02 PM   #14
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As much as I would like to have that storage closet gone, it is not up to me. That was part of the agreement for setting up the brew hut. Either she has storage space in there or it stays as it is now, just a storage cabin. We have very little storage space in the house and no garage. I was glad for spring to get the grill out of the cabin so there was enough room to actually get in there and move around. If anyone has any ideas as to how to make the best use of the limited space I'd appreciate it.

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Old 04-21-2009, 12:14 AM   #15
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What about some rafters storage space? would that work?

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Go MTU! I'm a grad myself.

How about instead of a storage closet you build large table height cabinets around the perimeter and use the space under them for storage. This still gives you room to work a fermentation cabinet into the brew house, a work surface and plenty of storage.

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How about instead of a storage closet you build large table height cabinets around the perimeter and use the space under them for storage. This still gives you room to work a fermentation cabinet into the brew house, a work surface and plenty of storage.
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Rafter storage and some under counter built in storage may be the ticket. Should be enough room for everything that way and keep it clean and out of sight.

I'll see what other chores on the hunny-do list I'll have to get done or add for SWMBO to agree, but she's usually reasonable once she sees it on paper and gets a feel for how cramped it will be. I guess being an engineering technician and spending most of your day drafting helps her out with that.

I'll kick around a few ideas with her and get a revised layout up for comment.

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I would add my .02 for a side-by-side fermentation cabinet (as in my sig) and a keezer for conditioning/serving. It is a great set-up and takes up less space than a built in chamber. Plus, then you can use more than one temperature (ales/lagers/conditioning/serving).

Looks awesome! I can't wait to see it come together.

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I would add my .02 for a side-by-side fermentation cabinet (as in my sig) and a keezer for conditioning/serving. It is a great set-up and takes up less space than a built in chamber. Plus, then you can use more than one temperature (ales/lagers/conditioning/serving).

Looks awesome! I can't wait to see it come together.
Thanks for the .02, I'm trying to get as much feedback and ideas as possible so that once this gets done I'll be less likely to say "I wish I had..".

Not that changes and upgrades won't be possible, I would just like to have it thought through enough so that I'm not doing more work and doing it twice in the end.

Maybe I'll take a look at doing a storage closet built for a fermentation chamber, and go with side-by-side cabinet for now. I'm sure as we get some more work done finishing our basement I'll come up with some more storage room there. The ideas are flowing now, but I should be working...


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