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Old 03-18-2009, 01:44 AM   #1
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I never planned on building one, and only because I saw a box on sale did I think about it, and now I've ran out of space and am trying to figure out the best way to cool the box. I was originally planning on two small fans from an old IBM and running a remote thermostat, but with my limited space I'm really not sure. Any advice or creative thoughts? I was almost thinking of some kind of rack that could fit down on the carboy with a space for the airlock that could hold some ice bottles and the fan unit. No clue how I'd do it, just thinking. I haven't used it yet so I have no idea how cold it will keep. I'll be dropping the wort in from the top with a carboy carrier. Is my best bet just using the 2 liters around the carboy?

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Old 03-18-2009, 03:27 AM   #2
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Try searching craigslist for an old minifridge in bad shape, take it apart, and dangle the cooling element down in your box.

Maybe you can use these Grain, Hops, Yeast Reference Charts

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Old 03-18-2009, 01:06 PM   #3
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"There are no stupid questions. Only stupid people who ask questions."

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