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Old 10-08-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
Aug 2010
Torrance, CA
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Someone gave me a free mini-fridge but it's really small. It's 16" H x 16" D x 18" W. Those are the inside measurements.

Has anyone ever lifted the top of a mini fridge and built a collar that way? Just looking for some good ideas or I might trade it for something else.

I'm new to brewing so I have no refrigeration gear yet.

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Old 10-08-2010, 10:46 PM   #2
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You can build a fermentation chamber and use the fridge as the cooling source. Might work out well.

Kinda like this:

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Old 10-09-2010, 02:43 AM   #3
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Like steelers said, connect it to an insulated box and use it as a cooling source.

Here is my build:

Do a search for "cold box" to get a few other ideas.

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Old 10-09-2010, 03:08 AM   #4
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You can even further and build your own fridge: http://www.wortomatic.com/articles/K...ilds-the-Beast
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