Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Craigslist Score.....Fermentation Chamber Almost Complete
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-10-2011, 02:19 AM   #1
autobaun70
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
autobaun70's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 455
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts

Default Craigslist Score.....Fermentation Chamber Almost Complete

Been on the hunt for a few weeks for a good upright freezer with no luck, but did finally come across something just as good....an upright fridge....with no freezer compartment. I already have a ebay aquarium controller, so just a little bit of wiring and a space heater to go. Some rough measurements give me 50" interior height, 27" wide, and 15" deep. By my calculations, at a minimum I can hold 4, or possibly 6 carboys. Here she is prior to the needed mods. Ran out of time but hopefully they will be done later this week. I am only hoping that the amount of crap I caught from my wife about spending the money on this will be offset by no longer catching it for having beer fermenting in the spare bedroom. I am thinking I will just install a basic wood shelf so that I have 2 levels of fermenters.

fridge-1.jpg   fridge-2.jpg  
__________________
autobaun70 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2011, 02:32 AM   #2
acyl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: michigan
Posts: 113
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

nice. I'm a craigslist junkie. Great score. How much was it?

__________________
acyl is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2011, 02:39 AM   #3
autobaun70
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
autobaun70's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 455
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts

Default

$100.00

__________________
autobaun70 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2011, 05:00 PM   #4
autobaun70
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
autobaun70's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 455
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts

Default

? for others using the ebay aquarium controller, what differential are you setting between the heat & cool functions? I want to keep the temp pretty tight, but not have the heat & cool functions fighting each other.

__________________
autobaun70 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2011, 05:07 PM   #5
Bigbeavk
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 506
Liked 36 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

Nice score!!!!!! Luv searchin craigslist. For those that do not know go to http://www.searchtempest.com/

Set up a search and bookmark it and it will search a wider area and pull up multiple city listings in one click.

__________________
Bigbeavk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2011, 05:08 PM   #6
microbrewswhoo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 34
Default

I am working on building something like this out of an upright freezer. Can I get a link to the controller and/or the DIY thread you recommend? There are so many...

__________________

Bottled: Dry hopped amber, Hank's Hefeweizen, Beach Blonde
Primary: Kölsch, IPA
Next: Anything simple and all grain

microbrewswhoo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2011, 05:18 PM   #7
SHOOK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 116
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
? for others using the ebay aquarium controller, what differential are you setting between the heat & cool functions? I want to keep the temp pretty tight, but not have the heat & cool functions fighting each other.

.5 degrees
__________________
SHOOK is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2011, 10:51 PM   #8
wedge421
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 957
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Damn that is a nice score! Cheers to that

__________________

The Best Homebrew and Beer Review VIDEOS on the internets:
http://www.youtube.com/user/BeerGeekNation
Buy Beer Geek Nation shirts - http://www.beergeeknation.com/store

wedge421 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2011, 02:59 AM   #9
autobaun70
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
autobaun70's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 455
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts

Default

Did some tinkering with the controller this evening, still debating how I want to run the wires into the box, I don't want to cut it up too bad in case I need to use it as a plain fridge in the future. I am thinking of probably just running them through the wall and using a conduit clamp inside & out to make sure the wires don't get pulled on, and seal it up with silicon.

I would like to go with the 6 gallon ported better bottles for fermenters. I should be able to fit 3 on the top shelf, and 2-3 on the bottom shelf. I can't imagine I will have that many fermenting at once. My thought with the better bottles is to be able to do 10 gallon batches, split into 2 fermenters and put on the top shelf. Once fermented out, just drop the temp and cold crash them in place. Then just open up the valves to fill the kegs without ever moving them......no siphoning required which means less time required. I am currently using a 1/4 slim Sanke, but cleaning it is a bit hard and time consuming.

__________________
autobaun70 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2011, 03:59 AM   #10
bovineblitz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 2,330
Liked 113 Times on 94 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

That top shelf looks like glass, will it be able to handle 3 fermenters? Maybe you could replace the glass with something sturdier?

__________________
bovineblitz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Craigslist score - how to adapt for cornies and kegerator aeonderdonk DIY Projects 14 10-24-2012 01:58 PM
Fermentation chamber multi chamber temp options ToastedPenguin DIY Projects 8 07-25-2012 01:17 AM
Craigslist fridge score cw_racefan DIY Projects 1 07-27-2010 03:26 PM
RIMS heat chamber score Cliff897 DIY Projects 4 02-24-2010 12:50 PM
Fermentation Chamber nanoBrewer DIY Projects 8 05-28-2009 03:08 AM