So, I was in the booze-hut this evening picking up some beer and I mention to the guy (manager/owner?) that I had seen the ice-chilled Red Bull coolers on Craigslist, but not the refridgerated ones. That it would be cool to use one as a lagering chamber for my beer. These are the can-shaped ones, not the fridge-shaped ones.
He says, "I have one in the back I'm selling. Never been used."
So I ask him how much, expecting it to be a hundred-fifty or so. He shrugs and says, "Fifty?"
I plan on picking it up tomorrow. It's actually a RockStar one. Just looked them up online and they're going for like $300 on ebay.
I know without a temp controller, it will not be good for fermenting. BUT, if I just let 'er rip, can I at least crash-cool in it until I build out the temp controller? I figure I'll get a two-stage and line the inside with a fermwrap for when I do Belgians or Saisons.
I ferment in corny kegs and have two ten-gallon kegs I am planning on fixing up. I hope the ten gallon kegs will fit in there.