Originally Posted by Boerderij_Kabouter
I t will probably be a long time before I get to this one. I just finished a stand alone fermentation chamber and all my brewing funds are going to my rig build. This one is probably 2 years out yet. I just posted it here now for general interest.
Hey BK. Nice take on my design! I really like the looks of the panelling. I have a few comments/concerns that I figured I would voice.
1) Glass looks great - but you will have issues with heat transfer - unless you can get some double pane stuff. Glass transfers heat well - air does not - so as long as you have double panes you will be fine.
2) I would be concerned about skunking. Maybe you could put some opaque window shades on the inside - and just roll them up when you are having a party or something.
3) The chest freezers put out a LOT of heat - and they put it out on all sides. I imagine the LP lines run on the outside of the insulation (next to the outside skin), and the HP lines run on the inside. Just leaving the back open is not enough. You will have to figure out a way to circulate air around the entire thing. I had originally intended on panelling mine, but was cautioned against it by a friend. I am glad I took his advice.
Damprid works very well for condensation issues. Good luck with the build, and feel free to ask me any questions as they arise.