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View Poll Results: Which do I keep?
Top Freezer that's worked harder 7 22.58%
Side by side that's been inside 1 3.23%
Beg like hell to keep them both 23 74.19%
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:16 PM   #11
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Is it worth a $50 not to argue about it?

BTW: I don't know your country of origin or status and you don't know mine. Not really relevant in a home brew thread.

I'm off the soap box now.
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:21 PM   #12
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I've been fermenting in an unplugged fridge. Keeps the temp more stable. As yet, my palate isn't educated to the advantages of lagering. Plus it's a storage cabinet. And an old Mr Coffee will heat it in wintertime- with a waterbed thermostat to control it! So if you've got to send a fridge to Pappa's, maybe get his clunker back? Look at all the guys here trying to build coolers/warmers/conditioners etc from foam, when you'll have an insulated, sealed cabinet for free!
So far, I've had more experience thinking than I've had don't think they are mutually exclusive, do you?

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Old 10-12-2006, 11:33 PM   #13
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I would keep the top freezer and get rid of the side by side, they aren't worth keeping for homebrew use. The best fridge would be one without a freezer but they are hard to find cheap. If you need another fridge get another top freezer off craigslist and you will have more space...
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:22 AM   #14
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In my side by side, which I use for standard food storage purposes, the freezer and fridge sections are separated by an insulated panel about 1.5 inches thick. Aside from the fact that the front-facing edge of the panel provides a sealing surface for the gasket of each door, it appears to serve no other structural or functional purpose. I believe it could be cut out except for a two or three inch perimeter to leave a door mating surface, and to otherwise open up the entire unit and make it one airspace. It might look ugly on the inside, but it might also give you more space than the other fridge. Just a thought.

BTW: Were I to climb up on my soap box, I would be situated alongside olllllo.

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Old 10-13-2006, 07:30 PM   #15
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Cool, thanks for the replies all. Think I may stick with the top freezer unless I can cut the wall out of the side by side. Hmmm..... I'll post back with what the outcome is.

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Old 10-13-2006, 08:28 PM   #16
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Keep them both . . .
1 in the garage, 1 in the basement . . . unless you dont have a basement . . . then hell if I know . . . pick your battles but keep an "I told ya so" in your pocket
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