Hello everyone, I was hoping to get some suggestions from everyone as to what to do for a fermentation area as my freezer just went out. I was able to ferment about 4 or 5 carboys in it at the same time and kept it temperature controlled with my Ranco digital. This got me thinking rather than replacing the freezer, to see what other options were available. I was thinking I might need a larger area than just that freezer.
A couple of details:
I live in Arizona so the temperature can get pretty hot in summer and cold
at night in the winter. Not typically freezing temps though.
I brew beer and make wine as well.. so temperature should be adjustable
I have a lot of free space inside the house as well as a good amount of room in my garage.
House is air conditioned, garage is not. I usually turn the ac off to save money on the electric during the day. AC is Expensive and the Freezer didn't use that much power.
I would like to do something fairly inexpensive.
Thoughts? Any input is appreciated.