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Old 02-17-2009, 09:16 PM   #11
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That's a great idea!! I am planning on rebuilding and rearranging my garage and I just may do something like that. Keep us updated on how it works.

 
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:10 PM   #12
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I have several computer fans that are just sitting around, so I suppose it would be easy to hook one up to a power supply.
Computer fans are almost always 12VDC, so unless you have some sort of handy power supply, you'll still have that hurdle. If you're going to run off of wall current, you're probably better off (and have a more efficient setup) just getting a small fan that will run on 110VAC.

 
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:15 PM   #13
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Looks awesome. Makes me want to try a few things out in the garage.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:20 PM   #14
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Computer fans are almost always 12VDC, so unless you have some sort of handy power supply, you'll still have that hurdle. If you're going to run off of wall current, you're probably better off (and have a more efficient setup) just getting a small fan that will run on 110VAC.
Ah, forgot to mention! I had an OLD wireless router with a 5v output transformer. I cut the wires coming from the transformer and soldered them up to an 80mm computer fan and it works great! I'll be installing the fan right it front of the "freezer" section of my mini-fridge. This should help circulate the cool air throughout the chamber and equalize temps a bit.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:22 PM   #15
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That's a great idea!! I am planning on rebuilding and rearranging my garage and I just may do something like that. Keep us updated on how it works.
I'll definitely keep this thread updated. We've got about 3-4 more weeks of under 80 degree weather here. Right around the middle of March the temp starts to ramp up, and my fridge should be kicking on. I plan to have the fan done by then, and maybe even a digital remote thermometer so I can check on the temperature in the chamber without opening it.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:44 PM   #16
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Very nice, I recently built almost the exact same thing.

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:04 PM   #17
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Cool! This looks like it might be just what I need to do. SWMBO is complaining about beer in the shower, so I'm moving out to the garage. Which is great, as it means I can switch to all grain!

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Old 03-02-2009, 10:47 PM   #18
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that is SWEET !
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:51 PM   #19
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Cool! This looks like it might be just what I need to do. SWMBO is complaining about beer in the shower, so I'm moving out to the garage. Which is great, as it means I can switch to all grain!

Thanks for the write up/photos
LOL, thanks for looking! I had a similar problem with all of my beer in our walkin closet off the master bedroom. After an especially stinky batch of hefeweizen, followed with 25 gallons total in there...well you get the picture. SWMBO finally said, "hey, did you get all the supplies for your fermentation chamber yet????".
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:12 PM   #20
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LOL, thanks for looking! I had a similar problem with all of my beer in our walkin closet off the master bedroom. After an especially stinky batch of hefeweizen, followed with 25 gallons total in there...well you get the picture. SWMBO finally said, "hey, did you get all the supplies for your fermentation chamber yet????".
Yeah - my last batch was Ed' Haus ale with some extra hops. I thought it smelt great. I'm just getting the stuff together for all grain so I can get out of the kitchen; getting out of the shower is next

 
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