New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Help on Fermentation Chamber/Keezer Build




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-28-2011, 12:45 AM   #1
38372
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Commerce, MI
Posts: 39
Default Help on Fermentation Chamber/Keezer Build

Have done a bit of research on here but would like to get your opinions and suggestions on a few things.

First I would like to build a nice looking yet effective and efficient Keezer. I have a stand up commercial freezer and a small chest freezer now but neither hold enough volume for me and the stand up just doesn't work. I would like to make a keezer big enough to serve 4 cornys simultaneously while also keeping two cold and also hold 4 carboys for lagering. A lot have been turning a 4.3 cu ft mini fridge into a keezer. I am thinking there is no way one of these will be able to cool that all down to the 40's. Believe to hold that much it will be around 25 cu ft. Was thinking a 4.3 mini fridge on both sides? 2-3 inches of insulation and then wood outside stained with trim to make it nice for inside the house. What do you think? Was thinking possibly an external condenser but have not found anything yet. Would like to get any suggestions or hear previous experience on this.

Secondly I would like to build an ale fermentation chamber, keeping it in the 60-70 temperature range, done worrying about the temp of the house through the seasons for proper fermentation. Planning on matching the unit above but with 1-2 inches of insulation. Was thinking one 4.3 mini fridge would be plenty to keep roughly 25 cu ft (allowing me to hold 8 carboys) cold at 60 degrees being the lowest. Thinking about a small heater fan to circulate warm air in the winter as I am located in Michigan.

Ideas from http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/kegerator-fermoire-build-283639/

What do you guys think?



__________________
38372 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2011, 01:54 PM   #2
38372
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Commerce, MI
Posts: 39
Default

ttt

__________________
38372 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2011, 02:38 PM   #3
pvtschultz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: West Allis (Milwaukee), WI, Wisconsin
Posts: 440
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

There's been a bunch of these done over the years. I don't have any links or search terms, but they're our there. Try searching for fermentation chamber builds to see what you can find.

__________________
Brewing: BM's Centennial Blonde
Drinking: Brown Ale, Cherry Smoked Robust Porter (way too much smoke!)
On Deck: Dunkel, CAP, Berliner Weiss, Bock, Sour Raspberry Brown, APA...
2014 Gallons Brewed: 19
Gallons Brewed '11-'13: 250


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/pvtschultzs-ebiab-build-finally-298407/
pvtschultz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Over-Stressing Compressor with dual Keezer/Fermentation Chamber Build nee622 DIY Projects 0 10-14-2011 11:46 PM
My Fermentation Chamber Build jamesseth DIY Projects 5 06-13-2011 05:19 AM
Fermentation Chamber Build The_Dog_42 DIY Projects 17 02-23-2011 11:37 PM
Fermentation Chamber Build Eigenbrau DIY Projects 37 02-17-2011 08:11 PM
Keezer upgrade Ferm chamber build and random diy things jppostKW DIY Projects 0 07-30-2010 01:06 AM