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Old 11-06-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
Sep 2010
Chicago, Illinois
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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
Oct 2008
Jasper IN
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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
Dec 2009
North Pole, Alaska
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It will work for ales, but my wine cooler doesn't get cold enough to lager.
10 gallon electric system
Stovetop 110v single vessel 5 gallon system

Primary: saison
Secondary: nada
Conditioning: macaroon stout
Drinking: store bought

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Old 11-08-2010, 03:02 PM   #4
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Menomonee Falls, WI
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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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