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Old 11-06-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Vissani wine cooler as fermentation chamber

So I have the opportunity to pick up a Vissani 52 bottle wine rack for 139 and was wondering if it would make a good fermentation chamber. Seeing as it is normally used as a wine chiller, could I adjust the temperature control to ferment beer?


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Old 11-06-2010, 06:01 PM   #2
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Most definitely. I use a magic chef wine cooler I got off of craigslist for $30 as a kegerator. It should easily hold the temps you need to ferment.


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Old 11-06-2010, 11:39 PM   #3
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It will work for ales, but my wine cooler doesn't get cold enough to lager.
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I got the exact one scratch and dent for 89 bucks. 48 hours later it would not go below 54 degrees and had to go back. I was attempting a kegerator.
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