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Old 09-12-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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I got jealous looking at all the amazing ferm chambers and figure I would set out to build one for myself. Luckily, total construction costs were under $10 (bill of materials at bottom of post).

I think the pictures speak for themselves...







Alright, so it was kind of a joke, but it works. If you notice in the last picture, you can see the floor register (A/C vent) in between the carboys. I've got a 5-ton unit pumping out 50-55 deg air. I just trap it under the box against the carboys. We keep our thermostat at 78 and the carboys stay around 70-72. I now have a fridge in the basement with a temp controller. Huge diff - got a "Last-Minute Marzen" going right now with Wyeast 1007 @ 58 deg.

Almost forgot...

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Cardboard Box $0.00
Utility knife to cut holes $9.79


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Old 09-12-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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hey, it works, so don't knock it. i have done that same thing before.


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Old 09-12-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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Brilliant!! You should patent the design and retire in 90 days!
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:18 PM   #4
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You spent $10 on that?!?

Edit: That is not to say that I don't like it, mind you, just that $10 is a lot to pay for a homeless person's home.

I've thought about doing something similar in my basement. All of the ventwork is down there and I thught about diverting some AC flow to a chamber. In the end I just bought a couple wine fridges.
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:19 PM   #5
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Why'd you spend so much on a box knife?

 
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:12 PM   #6
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ha! that's great--i'd try that, but i don't think my wife would appreciate a box hanging from the vents in the ceiling.

 
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:43 PM   #7
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your avatar is NOT going to be the case tomorrow Berserker!
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:37 PM   #8
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Great thought process... don't let anyone curb your enthusiasm! before you know it, you'll be creating great equipment with full control. Keep at it!
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:04 PM   #9
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I wouldn't leave any fermenter on hardwood floors... even if it doesn't overflow, it can sweat.

The last place I rented was left with all kinds of circle marks, like someone had flower pots that leaked out the bottom.

Thankfully I learned that leason, before I bought my own place!

 
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:15 PM   #10
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Not a bad idea and made me laugh. If only my AC had not broke I would be trying this.



 
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