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Old 04-29-2012, 02:37 AM   #21
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Thanks for the response zymurgy101. Do you happen to have pictures?

Are you using 15" leg extensions? That's what I'm using (without casters) and I can't get it to fit into a 13.2 cubic foot upright freezer (with or without the thermowell kit).

I'm lucky that my garage stays 55-65 pretty much year round, but I'm itching to get a ferm chamber so that I can get my temps spot on and maybe even lager some day.

Thanks for the help!



 
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:17 PM   #22
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Doh...I WAS using 15" leg extensions and the casters BEFORE I got the freezer. I had to go back and look to be sure...too many beers last night. Once I got the freezer, I just used the casters and then raised it slightly by cutting three pieces of plywood to go under the casters to allocate space for the yeast harvester. Sorry for the confusion! I knew I had purchased the 15" leg extensions; I had just forgotten I removed them.

I'll get you some pictures as well as the model number of the freezer; it's made by Electrolux.


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Old 06-20-2012, 03:27 PM   #23
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I'd be very curious to see a photo of the conical in the fridge. The yeast harvester looks very interesting.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #24
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I bought a True Refrigerator cooler to house my conical with yeast harvester. Going to need to switch from 15" legs to 6" legs in order to work heightwise. 6" legs that they sell are minimum different height conical must be lifted to use harvester.

I'll post pictures once I get my setup complete.

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #25
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I bought a True Refrigerator cooler to house my conical with yeast harvester. Going to need to switch from 15" legs to 6" legs in order to work heightwise. 6" legs that they sell are minimum different height conical must be lifted to use harvester.

I'll post pictures once I get my setup complete.
True Refrigerator = Commercial?
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #26
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Yup. http://www.truemfg.com/CC_catalogs/t...pdf/GDM-26.pdf

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #27
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From what I have heard from those in the industry, True is superior to Beverage Air, currently.

Sorry, I forgot to follow up on my previous post with pictures. It's a tight fit, but I have had zero issues...and didn't have to alter the freezer!


Hope this helps!
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:20 PM   #28
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How do you fill it?

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:04 PM   #29
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I use a pump and silocone hose. Then disconnect from the plate chiller and drain the last bit of malty goodness into the fermenter and start pumping oxygen for the yeast. In the pics, the yeast harvester isn't connected; however, there is still plenty of room for the hose and Thrumometer when it is attached.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:18 PM   #30
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Doesn't appear you could use the blow off kit with thermowell. How do you monitor the temperature? Thanks for posting pics!


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