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Old 07-22-2013, 06:09 AM   #3661
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Yup this stuff is like crack. You get hooked on a 25 dollar kit and 1000 bucks later your deciding what the next upgrade is gonna be. Mine is a walk in ferm chamber I can lager in during the hot part of the Florida summer. Wish me luck getting that past the SWMBO minister of finances....

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I had the same dream and settled on a cabinet fermentation chamber with a lagering chamber. If I ever finish it I'll be able to ferment both of my conicals at ale temps, plus lager/cold crash, etc 8 buckets, with a little storage area for aging bottles.
SWMBO was not having the thought of the space a walk in would take.


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Old 07-23-2013, 06:11 PM   #3662
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I am picking up a commercial freezer at the end of the month... It is addicting.


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Old 07-24-2013, 02:11 AM   #3663
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Just waiting on the control module and my fern chamber will be up and running!
Also you can see my side by side kegerator on the left specifically the perlick tap with flow control (best tap ever IMO)
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:21 AM   #3664
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What is everyone using as the line in power? Just an old power plug that you strip one end off? Or are you running it off of an existing outlet?
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:15 AM   #3665
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What is everyone using as the line in power? Just an old power plug that you strip one end off? Or are you running it off of an existing outlet?
I'm using an old extension cord.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:17 AM   #3666
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I had an extra replacement cord for a saw laying around. You can use anything just make sure it has a ground plug
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:25 AM   #3667
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Cool thanks. I have lots of old grounded plugs laying around.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:49 PM   #3668
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Got mine last week - Amazon had the deal for the box (same as the OP) and controller for $25 shipped. Made it to my doorstep in 4 days even with econo shipping. Put it together this past weekend, and it is working great. I am using it in an old, non-working kegerator as an insulated box with a fan on the cool side, and a brew belt on the heat side. Ran the wires down thru where the tower was then stuffed it with a hunk of foam. 2 2-liter bottles later, I am keeping a fermenter bucket full of water at at 16C (no heater installed) out in my rather hot garage. Bottles appear to last about 24 hrs, so looks like I'll finally be brewing again this weekend!
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I ordered mine last Saturday night and it was @ my door this afternoon! Extremely fast! Already up and running! Works great

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Got mine last week - Amazon had the deal for the box (same as the OP) and controller for $25 shipped. Made it to my doorstep in 4 days even with econo shipping. Put it together this past weekend, and it is working great. I am using it in an old, non-working kegerator as an insulated box with a fan on the cool side, and a brew belt on the heat side. Ran the wires down thru where the tower was then stuffed it with a hunk of foam. 2 2-liter bottles later, I am keeping a fermenter bucket full of water at at 16C (no heater installed) out in my rather hot garage. Bottles appear to last about 24 hrs, so looks like I'll finally be brewing again this weekend!
I've used ice bottles to supplement my cooling system as well. Keep in mind that fermenting beer creates heat, so you may need to cycle your ice bottles sooner than anticipated. Have a great brew day this weekend!


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