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pdxgearguy 11-06-2012 08:39 AM

My Walk-In Cooler build for < $150
I brewed a batch that fermented in August, in my garage. Not a good idea. Temps were very high and I wound up with a beer that while still tasty, was way off from my intent. That led me to the interwebs to find a way to control temps. Eventually I found some people who had built their own coolers.

This build cost me less than $150 and I have a 9'x4'x6' room. I've posted pictures and commentary here:

***Edit*** Link has been updated and works.


Pie_Man 11-06-2012 10:55 AM

Sounds cool. The link didn't work for me.

2BeerSpeer 11-06-2012 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by pie_man
sounds cool. The link didn't work for me.


Rbeckett 11-06-2012 01:32 PM

Linkeee no blinkee. Sounds like a great build idea though.
Wheelchair Bob

olsond 11-06-2012 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by 2beerspeer (Post 4562819)


broadbill 11-06-2012 02:01 PM

+3....I'm really interested to see how you did this (complete with refrigeration for less than $150. Most home built fermentation chambers go for $100 when you factor in material costs.

bknifefight 11-06-2012 02:06 PM

Your account is probably set to private or something, the link is giving "Content unavailable" error

Cpt_Kirks 11-06-2012 02:16 PM

I am guessing thick, pink foam board and modified window AC.

Irrenarzt 11-06-2012 02:21 PM

Yeah, can't access the link. Post it up here, not on Facebook.

Rbeckett 11-06-2012 03:02 PM

Blue board is cheap and a small AC from wally world is about 60 bucks, So it is possible to do for about what he says. I would love to see the framework and how he framed it out and how thick the insulation actually is. I was originally going to build a blue board room 8X8X8 using furring strips and blue board with Duct seal tape (Silver Foil backed, super sticky) Then set the small AC on a cinder block high platform and blow it directly into the "room" . Most of those tiny little AC's even have a remote so you could adjust it from across the room. Hmmmmm, got me thinkin now....but I got too many projects going already.
Wheelchair Bob

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