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Old 03-02-2011, 03:51 AM   #1
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Default My Fermentation Chamber Build

I'm in the process of switching from extract, basement-ambient-temp brewing to all-grain, controlled-temp brewing. I'm currently working on constructing the fermentation chamber.

The outside dimensions of the chamber are 48" x 48" x 43". I plan to add approximately 3.5" of rigid foam board insulation, which will then be covered with FRP.

The chamber will be kept at 60F and cooled utilizing a standard mini fridge. Here are some pics of the current progress. Next step is adding the insulation.


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Old 03-02-2011, 03:55 AM   #2
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cant wait to see this. place holders kind of take the fun out of tracking a project and getting all peoples comments in line - just a suggestion.


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FRP? Chicago? You wouldn't happen to be a sailor would ya? I would sure love to do a Chi-Mac one day.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:05 AM   #4
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cant wait to see this. place holders kind of take the fun out of tracking a project and getting all peoples comments in line - just a suggestion.
Your wish has been granted. Place holders deleted.

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FRP? Chicago? You wouldn't happen to be a sailor would ya? I would sure love to do a Chi-Mac one day.
Used to be in the Navy, but had a desk job. That was good though, as I get horribly sea sick.
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cant wait to see this. place holders kind of take the fun out of tracking a project and getting all peoples comments in line - just a suggestion.
It's nice to see everything at the front of the thread. Some of the epic build threads on here get upwards of 50 pages and the BS comments make it a pain to read through, like this one.

Just a suggestion.
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How are you going to incorporate a mini-fridge to cool the chamber? You can't just stick one in there with the door removed if that's what you're looking to do. You'd have better luck using a full sized refrigerator and stripping its guts as was done in another build around here.

Here's the thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/kcbr...rewery-220050/
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He'll likely do what several people around here do and butt the opening of the fridge (door removed) up to an opening of the chamber and seal the edges. Essentially expanding the interior of the mini fridge.
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He'll likely do what several people around here do and butt the opening of the fridge (door removed) up to an opening of the chamber and seal the edges. Essentially expanding the interior of the mini fridge.
Yeah, I of course just read about those. And, what a neat idea! Hmmm
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Bingo.
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This is cool. I am thinking about doing the same type.


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