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Old 03-09-2012, 01:02 AM   #1
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So I am really not wanting to hit lagering temps, but I realized that in order to brew better beer I need to control fermentation temps.

I have the chance to get this wine fridge for cheap : http://www.beveragefactory.com/refrigerators/wine/ha42bl.shtml

I was wondering if anyone had thought about using this for a ferm chamber?



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If I can drink my stout with a spoon, great! If I actually have to finish with a bit of chewing, perfect!

Until I finish my ferm chamber, I have nothing to show :-(
Primary 1: Nothing
Primary 2: Nothing
Secondary: Nothing
Bottled: Nothing
Keg 1 Nothing
Keg 2 Liquid Mistletoe Cyser (Bulk Aging, Currently 19.1%)
Keg 3
Keg 4 Empty
Planning: AG Kill Whitey Belgian Wit, New Belgium La Follie Clone

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:22 AM   #2
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If I can drink my stout with a spoon, great! If I actually have to finish with a bit of chewing, perfect!

Until I finish my ferm chamber, I have nothing to show :-(
Primary 1: Nothing
Primary 2: Nothing
Secondary: Nothing
Bottled: Nothing
Keg 1 Nothing
Keg 2 Liquid Mistletoe Cyser (Bulk Aging, Currently 19.1%)
Keg 3
Keg 4 Empty
Planning: AG Kill Whitey Belgian Wit, New Belgium La Follie Clone

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Old 03-09-2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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I've looked at those at home depot/lowes a few times, they look pretty awesome but are kinda expensive when new. If I remember correctly, the one i saw at HD would be big enough for a 5 gallon carboy. As long as you verify the internal dimensions will work for you, I'd say go for it!

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Old 03-09-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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Buy a small chest freezer, it will be cheaper and more efficient. unless you are wanting the appeal factor of being able to see your fermentation occurring thru the glass door.

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My biggest issue is actually space. I don't have room for a chest freezer, unless I want it right next to my couch, which is less than ideal. I was thinking about a smaller standup freezer, because I would be able to squeeze it into my bedroom without much problem.

I think I am going to swing out and take a 6 gal and 5 gal carboy and see if they fit.

Also, I have a friend that uses something similar, but I wanted some advice on it.



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If I can drink my stout with a spoon, great! If I actually have to finish with a bit of chewing, perfect!

Until I finish my ferm chamber, I have nothing to show :-(
Primary 1: Nothing
Primary 2: Nothing
Secondary: Nothing
Bottled: Nothing
Keg 1 Nothing
Keg 2 Liquid Mistletoe Cyser (Bulk Aging, Currently 19.1%)
Keg 3
Keg 4 Empty
Planning: AG Kill Whitey Belgian Wit, New Belgium La Follie Clone

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