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Old 12-13-2009, 04:56 AM   #1
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So i have like 6 pounds of hops now, and no place to store them.... I think that SWMBO would like to have a chest freezer, and I would like to have a fermentation chamer. I had an idea on how to get both, but I wanted to run it by the gurus.

I was thinking that i could split a chest freezer into two sections. the first section would be a freezer, and it would be controlled by the OEM temperature controller.

There would be a wall between the sections comprised of rigid foam board and plastic paneling. A fan would blow cold air from the freezer to fermentation chamber controlled by a Johnson Temperature Controller.

The wall would be 3" of rigid foam paneling, and would hopefully seal to the lid when the lid is shut.

Do you think this will work?
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:18 AM   #2
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I do not believe it will work, the condenser coils run in the walls of the freezer, so you could have no way to stop the freezer from cooling the whole thing.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:44 AM   #3
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oh sh-t, i thought there was a blower like in my fridge... I thought this was going to be banner idea
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Secondary: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
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Lagering: None
Kegged/Drinking: Cascade, Cent., Amarillo Pale Ale
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Bottled: ESB

 
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