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Old 12-21-2013, 10:56 PM   #81
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Just saw a stack of these in my local Walmart for $168 each. I think I am heading back in the morning to pick one up to use as a fermentation chamber (and finally convert my existing fermentation chamber over to a keezer)


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Old 12-24-2013, 03:29 PM   #82
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Nice! They had them in my Walmart for $144. I waited a few days and went back and they were all gone! I checked three other local Walmarts and none.

Going to check another today.


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Old 02-07-2014, 05:03 AM   #83
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Anyone been able to mess with the thermostat without using a controller ??
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:47 PM   #84
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Anyone been able to mess with the thermostat without using a controller ??
I tried, but it didn't get warm enough. It was still around 22-30F.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:08 PM   #85
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Thanks what are you using as a controller?
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:07 PM   #86
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Sorry, I should have specified that I meant the standard 6.5 gallon buckets.

Were you able to fit two buckets on the floor?


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Old 05-08-2014, 03:19 AM   #87
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Found this model at Brandsmart USA for 169.00. Pretty good deal if you live in Georgia or Florida and are close to one.

Also, I didn't see a response the question about half barrel kegs. This model won't fit them. It's tall enough and wide enough but lacks the depth. Hope that helps if anyone is still considering that as a factor in their purchase.

I'll try to post some pictures of my build. Still in the design phase right now, but the parts are all here and the temp controller is working beautifully (went with an STC-1000 in a project box.)

If anyone has any tips on building a coffin top on this bad boy I'd love to hear.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:25 PM   #88
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I recently put a couple of 12mm case fans in mine. They really equalize the temp from top to bottom. The ice forming on the side at the bottom disappeared within a couple days. Now I can set the temperature lower without stuff on the bottom freezing. You probably only need one but I put in two in case one failed.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:11 PM   #89
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I recently put a couple of 12mm case fans in mine. They really equalize the temp from top to bottom. The ice forming on the side at the bottom disappeared within a couple days. Now I can set the temperature lower without stuff on the bottom freezing. You probably only need one but I put in two in case one failed.
What did you hook the case fans to for power? Just an ac adapter? Any recommendations?
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:15 PM   #90
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I mounted an outlet box inside mine with a duplex outlet. One outlet is wired to always on and I plug a wall wart into it to power my fan. The other outlet is for a heater and is switched by an externally mounted STC-1000


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