Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Ferm chamber / kegerator
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-25-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
CoalCracker
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CoalCracker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Macungie, Pa
Posts: 1,589
Liked 100 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default Ferm chamber / kegerator

I currently have a mini fridge that holds 2 full cornies and a 3 gallon on the hump. I'd like to be able to fit 4. I also currently have a ferm chamber using a 4cf mini fridge. I was thinking of gutting the mini fridge and building a ferm chamber the size of a refrigerator. I would then use the bottom to ferment, and the top to place the cornies for serving. On the shelf between the two chambers, I would place a louvered vent and fan. When the ferm chamber reaches a certain temp, I would kick the fan on and blow cool air from the top, to the bottom of the fridge. I'd line the inside with 2inch foam and waterproof vinyl like on bathroom walls. Anyone see anything wrong with doing this?

__________________

coalcrackerbrewing.blogspot.com
Vintage Kegerator Build
1 BBL Tippy Dump

CoalCracker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-25-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
BigB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shelby Twp, MI
Posts: 1,760
Liked 41 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 41

Default

Just that cold air falls naturally so you will always have a colder bottom compartment.

__________________
I love the sound of an airlock bubbling in the morning. It sounds like.....VICTORY.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TxBrew
It's now degenerating into nu uh and uh huhs and it no longer serves a point.
BigB is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
CoalCracker
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CoalCracker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Macungie, Pa
Posts: 1,589
Liked 100 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Right but if I isolate the two, it should limit the amount of cold air falling to the bottom chamber.

__________________

coalcrackerbrewing.blogspot.com
Vintage Kegerator Build
1 BBL Tippy Dump

CoalCracker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
JerseyJoe
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 72
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoalCracker View Post
...On the shelf between the two chambers, I would place a louvered vent and fan. When the ferm chamber reaches a certain temp, I would kick the fan on and blow cool air from the top, to the bottom of the fridge...
IMO the louvers on the fan would not stop the cold air sinking to the lower compartment. Making the lower compartment too cold for fermenting.
__________________
"Some see the glass as half full, others see the glass as half empty. I just wonder who the hell has been drinking my beer!"
- As seen on a T-Shirt in Portland, Oregon
JerseyJoe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-25-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
CoalCracker
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CoalCracker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Macungie, Pa
Posts: 1,589
Liked 100 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Ok, I wanted to keep the fermenters down low due to weight. I often ferment in a half barrel didn't feel like hoisting that to the top shelf. Unless I just fill while it's up there. Back to the drawing board.

__________________

coalcrackerbrewing.blogspot.com
Vintage Kegerator Build
1 BBL Tippy Dump

CoalCracker 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
Standard 2 door fridge/freezer combo to single door kegerator and ferm chamber Tzarmek DIY Projects 6 04-20-2012 12:41 AM
Ferm Chamber GrantH DIY Projects 4 04-15-2012 11:24 PM
side-by-side Ferm chamber/kegerator just bit the dust _JP_ DIY Projects 2 08-18-2011 09:57 PM
Ferm chamber/kegerator control question _JP_ DIY Projects 1 07-06-2011 03:59 PM
Even more help with ferm chamber rhltechie DIY Projects 18 09-19-2009 11:45 AM