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Old 07-09-2009, 01:39 AM   #11
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One thing I ran into when I was trying to make a chest freezer into a fermentation chamber is that the condenser coils are in the outer walls of the freezer. This means that the sides get hot. I insulated about 1/8 of the surface area to mate up with my cabinet. This caused the remaining sides to get even hotter to make up for the lost surface area. It caused the freezer to be much less efficient. Having said that, If you set the freezer on top and cut holes in the bottom, it should work. I just don't know how big of a chamber you can cool. If you're interested in what I did, here are the links:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/holi...reezer-122466/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/i-give-up-124057/
I hope this helps you decide. Luck - Dwain

 
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:29 AM   #12
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unfortunately the woman totally flaked out - I went over there with cash in hand. She did not have change for $50 (I had a 50 and a 20, the price was 25). I asked if she would take 20, she said no. I went back to my car, got the checkbook and said I'd give her 20 in cash, $5 with a check, she said no - I could get change down the street or give her 50. I walked - no loger worth my time at that point. So, I am on the lookout for another mini-freezer with the original plan of simply remoning the door and building a chamber around the entrire thing. I'll post when I get it done.
I would have said, "Sure... I'll do that!!! C U Next Tuesday!!!"

 
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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I almost don't want to wake up a sleeping thread but anyone want to tell me if this will work ? getting a Johnson digital tomorrow to make it work to temp.



 
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:48 PM   #14
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Looks like it will work to me. Using a thermowell or taping to probe to the side of your fermentor is probably your best bet.

 
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:45 AM   #15
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Yep, I'll be taping it to the side of the fermenter, I'm moving into a new place this weekend and then hopefully Sunday I'll be brewing my First Lager an Oktoberfest from AHS I set up the temp control on it to see how it worked, I think it'll do just fine.

 
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