The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Fermentation Cabinet

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-06-2008, 01:16 AM   #31
Choguy03
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Posts: 446
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

There is particle board on the bottom then the one inch foam board with the melamine on top of that. I figured the MDF wouldn't bode well with water. I have rigged a pan under the cooling unit to catch any drops though. It was a fun project but just about the same as a freezer, but the SWMBO wouldn't want that in the living room. he he.

__________________
Mad Scientist Brewing Co.

:Fermentation Cabinet:

Primary: Bee Cave Bavarian Hefe
Secondary: Nothing
Bottled: Nothing
On Deck: Gumball Head Clone (Jekster)
Choguy03 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-28-2008, 10:35 PM   #32
mnadamn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Milwaukee WI / Mankato MN
Posts: 371
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I was wondering how often this seems to cycle and how low of a temp. you can maintain. I am looking at building something like this in the near future but most threads I have seen use 2" insulation. I was also curious as to the size of the original minifridge. The one I have is about 4.5 cuft and I was thinking that it would be nice to possibly fit another carboy in there...

__________________
mnadamn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2008, 04:22 PM   #33
Dr_Deathweed
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dr_Deathweed's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bryan, Texas
Posts: 2,407
Liked 26 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mnadamn View Post
I was wondering how often this seems to cycle and how low of a temp. you can maintain. I am looking at building something like this in the near future but most threads I have seen use 2" insulation. I was also curious as to the size of the original minifridge. The one I have is about 4.5 cuft and I was thinking that it would be nice to possibly fit another carboy in there...
I cannot speak for the OP, but with my setup like this, I might hear it cycle once every 1.5- 2 hours or so if I have both chambers set at ~65 (ambient temps are usually ~78) I cannot get 2" insulation down here, so I glued 2 - 3/4" sheets together and built it like that. The size of the fridge should not matter, many of the fridges have the same size compressor whether it is a 1.5cu. ft or a 6 cu. ft fridge. Look for the BTU rating or Kw/year on the compressor. If I remember correctly, most small fridges are in the 320-360 range on Kw/year.
__________________

"Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence." - Napoleon Bonaparte
“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” - Ernest Hemingway

Fermentation CabinetAdding Faucets to a TowerDIY HopbackPortable Kegerator

Dr_Deathweed 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
DIY Fermentation Cabinet DeathBrewer DIY Projects 55 05-20-2013 09:30 PM
Yet another fermentation cabinet Funkenjaeger DIY Projects 23 09-26-2010 12:39 PM
How long to keep in fermentation cabinet? JoeMama Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 08-13-2009 07:18 AM
Fermentation Cabinet idea SowegaBrews DIY Projects 6 03-29-2009 10:51 PM
DIY Fermentation cabinet... Duckfoot DIY Projects 20 10-27-2008 06:57 PM