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Old 10-05-2012, 01:32 PM   #11
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Is that a 6 gal carboy?

And will the carboy fit on the floor of the fridge once the parts have been removed from the door?



 
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #12
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It's a 5 gallon. My 6 wouldn't fit. If by floor of the fridge you mean in front of the compressor hump then no. It's only 8.75 inches deep. Measure whatever you plan on putting in it for sure; then refer to the dimensions I posted a few posts back.



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Old 10-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #13
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It's a 5 gallon. My 6 wouldn't fit. If by floor of the fridge you mean in front of the compressor hump then no. It's only 8.75 inches deep. Measure whatever you plan on putting in it for sure; then refer to the dimensions I posted a few posts back.
If im understanding right, a 6 gallon better bottle should fit..its the same height as a 5 gallon, just a bit wider...but even then its only like 11 3/8", if its really 15 inches deep as you say it should work?

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:39 AM   #14
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I'd say go for it! I'm sippin a lovely little Kolsch, my first from this ferm. chamber, right now. Everyone that brews should own a fermentation chamber.

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:28 AM   #15
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I built one similar to this for a fermentation chamber. I removed the freezer compartment, bent the freezer coils down against the back and removed the door. I removed the plastic storage part off the door and built a 1x4 collar which I glued to the frig with liquid nails and a couple of metal straps from the hardware store. I then reinstalled the door and the 6 gallon fermenter WITH airlock fits in easlily.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:03 PM   #16
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would this hold 2 ball lock cornys?

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:13 AM   #17
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would this hold 2 ball lock cornys?
it should. But refer to the measurements listed above and measure your kegs. Caveat emptor and all that.

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:43 PM   #18
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Thank you for the information Beezy. I just finished my first brew this past weekend, and I'm keeping my fermentation bucket in a closet and running the A/C in the house at 70... It's a bit chilly. I'm going to have to pick one of these up.

In the picture you posted, did you add the black fan inside the fridge? If you don't mind sharing, what are the mods that you made?

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #19
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Extra data for those coming across this.

The fridge is 17 in wide, 29 inches tall at it's tallest (between door and compressor hump at the back) 15.5 inches deep at its deepest, 21.5 inches tall from the compressor hump to the top, and the hump is 8.75 inches from the door. With all the hardware removed from the door and the freezer shelf taken out as well.
Based on a Corny Keg being 25" Tall and 8.125" in Diameter, two kegs should fit on the floor of the fridge, in front of the compressor hump. I'm going to pick up two of these and use one for fermenting, and the other for kegging. Thanks again for posting the specs, and I'll post some pictures and a summary in this thread when I'm done.

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Old 11-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #20
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I've been looking for a small and cheap little fridge for fermenting in my garage. Only problem now is, the lightbulb or whatever I use for heat will run more than the fridge. It's only gonna be 52F tomorrow and in the 30s at night. I usually haul these things down to the basement where I keep my temp at 68 this time of year but it's hard on the back.


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