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Old 04-26-2011, 09:29 PM   #21
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The shelf is made of 3/8 plywood and is reinforced with a 2x3 on each side where the bracket screws into. will have to fill an empty fermenter up with water and see if it holds it might have to put a 2x3 across the middle at worse case. The box is going to weigh over 100 lbs. especially with the fridge on the platform so i doubt it will tip even with all 3 drawers out. Also my basement struggles to get past 60 in the heat of the summer right now the room i keep my fermenters in is around 50 - 55 degrees. That little section should be able to get cold enough to do most of the fermentation for a lagger. When i actualy have to lagger it at 30ish degrees i plan on putting it in my keezer.

 
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:05 PM   #22
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Looks like a great idea but there seems to be a lot of wasted space between the carboys Might be more efficient to make the drawers skinner?
There is only about 2 inches on each side with a 6 gal BB. I only had a 5 gal BB handy at the present time. Thats why it looks like there is more room.

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:52 AM   #23
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Got the walls and the insulation all on it today.

Gonna need to take a trip to Lowes to get the rest of the materials to finish the construction.

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:45 AM   #24
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The slide out idea is great. I'm gonna have to figure out how to incorporate that into the build I was planning on doing in the next month or so.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:07 AM   #25
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Walls surrounding each fermenter? Am I missing something here? How does the cool air reach the other two fermenters? Im assuming the fridge will be on the left side?

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:19 AM   #26
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Walls surrounding each fermenter? Am I missing something here? How does the cool air reach the other two fermenters? Im assuming the fridge will be on the left side?
Fridge - lager chamber - ale chamber

one way valve with a fan hooked up to it between the lager and ale chambers to move cool air into the ale chamber.

I like it.

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:25 AM   #27
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Pretty "cool" idea - har har. Ugh.

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Old 04-27-2011, 06:22 PM   #28
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Fridge - lager chamber - ale chamber

one way valve with a fan hooked up to it between the lager and ale chambers to move cool air into the ale chamber.

I like it.
Ahh ok makes some sense now

 
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:10 PM   #29
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Did some more work on it last night. Got the doors on it, the drawers and fan in. Also started wiring it for the controllers.



All i have left is a little bit of wiring. Need to get the mini fridge and maby a coat of paint.

 
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:19 PM   #30
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I'm getting ingredients in the mail today, and I can't even taste my beer yet. What should I do?
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