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Old 04-19-2011, 12:42 AM   #1
65chevy11
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Wanted to know if anybody knows what size chest freezer would fit for sure 4 fermenting buckets with a little room so it's not to tight. Our summers here get really hot and i need to make alot of beer in a controled enviroment.





 
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:15 AM   #2

I've got a 12cf and there is no way it would hold more than three.


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Old 04-19-2011, 03:12 AM   #3
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I would say trace one of your lids onto a piece of cardboard and make 4 cutouts. Take a trip to an appliance store and use the cutouts to test freezers.

 
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:15 AM   #4
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I had a 15 cu footer that I'm certain would have fit 4 buckets... I used 6.5 gal carboys though and never had more than 3 in there.

 
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:17 AM   #5
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Ive got the ge 14.8cf chest freezer and i got 4 buckets in there now and two startrs. Its on home depots website on sale now for $360 ish with free shippi g!

 
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:14 PM   #6
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Solution: bring a bunch of bucket lids with you when you go to buy it, and see how many fit side by side in there.

 
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:00 PM   #7
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Thats good to here about the GE 14.8 cf chest freezer, that was the one i was thinking on measuring.

 
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:04 PM   #8
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You might also consider going to square-ish buckets if you're really trying to maximize space. Vittle Vaults would be a good choice. Or as AHS calls 'em, "Brew Cubes". You could probably fit four 20 gallon fermentors in a pretty small fridge if you played your cards right.

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