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Old 10-07-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
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So. As I've started brewing more, I'm looking at upgrading my fermentation setup. Right now I have a chest freezer with a temp controller that I use for fermentation that fits 2 carboys and a Keezer that holds 4 kegs. I'm debating upgrading my chest freezer to something larger so I can hold more carboys or getting a fridge for my kegs and turning the keezer back into a for lagering and fermenting (this would mean i'd have 2 chest freezers for fermenting and a fridge to tap kegs out of).

my only hang up is my garage has one friggin outlet, so right now i have the two chest freezers on a surge protector...not sure what adding a fridge to that would do!

I'd like to see some other peoples chest freezer/fermenter set ups!

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:53 AM   #2
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Here is my work in progress sorry there dark my phone csm sucks

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:53 PM   #3
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brandonhagen1 - I'm thoroughly intrigued by what you posted. What do you have going on there in the freezer section?

And how in the world can you run a fridge on its side? I didn't think you could do that. Did you move the compressor?

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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I have a chest freezer that can hold a combo of 2 primaries and 2 secondaries at one time. In the future I plan on getting two standing freezers and 2 fourteen gallon blichmann conicals as I make 10 gallon batches at a time. I then want to convert my old chest freezer into a 4 tap kegerator

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Old 10-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #5
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I have a mini fridge hooked up to it the freezer and fridge does not work it wsd just sitting in my garage collecting dust it was insulated and ready to go so I used it

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Here r more pics

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Is that freezer sitting on its side?? I thought that was a definite no no for the compressor. Doesn't the compressor / expansion lines need to be sitting in the correct orientation for proper operation?

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It looks like he is using it as a chamber and cooling it through the hole.

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Its an old broken fridge freezer combo

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I'll have to post pics of my new and improved set up. once I get everything put into place. I found a cheap fridge on craigslist that I am going to convert into a kegerator. I have a chest freezer for fermentation. and my old keezer is going to get converted back into a chest freezer to ferment/lager in.

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