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Old 01-27-2010, 07:02 PM   #1
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I've been making ales for a while now, and i want to try my hand at making lagers. question I have is, what size fridge or chest freezer should i get. I have a 6.5 gal primary fermenter bucket. I have a mini-fridge that i used in college, that i believe is 4.4 cu. ft. (but I'm 99% sure its too small). I have some space restrictions. so i need to go as small as possible, and still be able to fit the 6.5 gal primary. what are your thoughts?


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Old 01-27-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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What ever size is big enough to fit your fermenter. You will also need a temp controller

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:22 PM   #3
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see, thats the thing, im trying not to carry my primary into the store, to see if it fits, i was wondering if i could get some advice from people who have been through this to see what sizes they got.

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:22 PM   #4
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Do you have a carboy or keg to lager it in? Plastic bucket would not be advised for lagering. IMO...

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:27 PM   #5
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tape measure?

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:21 PM   #6
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PinkyOFloyd, i have a 5-gallon carboy

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:57 PM   #7

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tape measure?
LMAO...QFT

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:57 PM   #8
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Place a piece of cardboard on top of your bucket (it's probably bigger around at the top) draw a circle around it, cut it out and take the cardboard to the alliance store.

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:10 PM   #9
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I found a used 7 cu freezer on craigs list for $60. It will easily hold 2 fermenters of whatever type u got. I was planning on using my buckets (they have handles) though because I'm not sure I can manhandle my 6 gal carboy's with 5.5 gal wort over into that freezer. I'm planning on brewing my first 2 lagers next weekend.
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