So i just finished building my ..
sort of ugly fermentation and conditioning chamber.
its 28 inches Wide by 25 inches (with a 24 Wide x4 entry way part) by 7 feet high.
I'm not the best with wood working but its .. okay looking. someone posted a MUCH better looking one on here.
anywho AC unit was $35 on craigs and i spent $50 ish on lumber. need to buy 1 last stick of 2x2 so i can rest the shelves . bottom chamber is 30" tall, middle is 40" and the top is like 18"
Fermentor (SS Bucket) will go in the middle chamber,
I bottle, so i figure i would stick Carbing bottles in the top or middle , and move them to the bottom after 2 weeks to let them "age/condition"
so granted there's almost no thermal mass in there right now. my empty SS bucket and 3 cases of empties but my 24 hour thermometer seems to be showing 62-70 as the range. temp is set to 70 .. Maybe the AC unit is too strong? I believe i have it set on economy power saver mode. maybe low would result in better temp resolution. also the AC unit is at the very top and i don't have a top shelf in there yet. and my doors have not been insulated yet either...
sounds like i should try to glue something mold proof on the inside or maybe find a spray / paint that is mold proof / washable ??
so i cut that 2x2 stick that's in the photo , there's now a small beam behind the intersection of the top and middle doors, and a 2nd one behind the intersection of the middle and bottom doors.
i also used magnetic catches so that the doors stay air tight (in theory) was gonna glue insulation to the doors as well but now i'm thinking a spray on might be better.
maybe i'll brew a batch this weekend and try out the cabinet.