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Old 09-21-2011, 10:46 PM   #1
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Hey you guys, I was about to buy a chest freezer but then I saw a side by side fridge converted to a fermentation chamber, the size of this is obviously greater than a chest freezer, what would you guys recommend? They are both similar in price, what are the pro's and con's of either?



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Old 09-21-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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You'd have more floorspace in a chest freezer if you want to ferment multiple brews. If you have a conical or something tall that won't fit in a chest freezer, you might want to go side-by-side, but I personally ferment in my chest freezer and use my side-by-side as a kegerator



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I suppose you could technically build a shelving system inside the side-by-side in order to fit more fermenting vessels in there, but I would be careful about measuring the inside height to make sure you actually have room to stack them. Don't forget the extra height taken up by the airlocks!

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Plan with the side by side is to build removable shelves for carboys at first(after removing the wall between compartments), then graduate to induction tanks, if they'll fit: http://www.dudadiesel.com/choose_item.php?id=c30.. The fridge is pretty tall and I plan to buy these without stands and build my own anyways...

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