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Old 12-20-2010, 12:09 AM   #1
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Less than a year ago we had 2 refrigerators, one upstairs and one in the basement. The basement fridge had some food kept in the freezer, but saw little other use. Since beginning brewing last January, we now have:

The same 2 refrigerators except the basement one is now used for cold crashing, bottled beer storage, yeast storage, and mugs - no food now

A deep freeze that I bought to use as a keezer which ended up being to small for 6 cornies so we just kept it and use it for food now

A chest freezer for fermenting

A chest freezer for serving beer (the keezer).

So a total of 5. The really crazy part, it's not enough. I'm now making room in the garage to build 2 cold rooms (planning on ~6'x3'x7' per room at this time). One for fermenting & one for storage/conditioning.

So how much cooling space has been added to your home due to brewing?
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:21 AM   #2
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15' fridg, 15' keezer and looking at a 6' for lagger. No firm yet, the basement stays about 66 degrees so I have been doing ales in he basement.

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Old 12-20-2010, 12:33 AM   #3
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1 house fridge. 1 food freezer in the garage, 1 mini fridge converted into a kegerator, 1 chest freezer for fermenting/cold conditioning
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:58 AM   #4
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Fridge in the kitchen. Freezer for food in basement. Fridge in 'man-room' for beer/hops/cold crashing etc. Fridge in basement used for fermentation chamber. 7.2 cu. ft. freezer converted to keezer. And a kenmore keggerator. No wonder my damn electric bill is so high....

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Old 12-20-2010, 12:59 AM   #5
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I have 4 as well, considering getting another small chest freezer as well.

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Old 12-20-2010, 01:16 AM   #6
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food fridge/freezer, food upright freezer, chest freezer ferm chamber, side by side kegerator/hops storage, wine fridge.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:20 AM   #7
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Seven total. Three freezers and four refrigerators. These include the one fridge and one freezer I use for food only, so it's five for brewing purposes

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Old 12-20-2010, 01:32 AM   #8
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Two fridges and a chest freezer. My freezer has to do double duty for my other hobby, beekeeping. It now holds two medium bee boxes (honey supers) with drawn comb, waiting for the spring nectar flow.

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Old 12-20-2010, 01:37 AM   #9
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6 units total, four for food and two that are brewing related. Specifically, three fridge/freezers, one of which holds my conical for fermenting. One upright freezer for food, one chest freezer for food, and one chest keezer.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:55 AM   #10
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4 for brewing purposes.


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