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Old 06-12-2011, 02:46 AM   #1
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Well with only 4 brews (extract) I am slowly building up to all grain. One of the big things I need to greatly improve is my brew is a fermentation chamber (currently a closet). So the build began.

If I'm missing anything, doing something wrong or any tips please let me know. This is the reason why I am putting this on here.

Still building. Need to finish the insulation adding more and then seal it up, also add insulation on the door and weather strip. The love controller is in the mail and need to install 2 dc fans and wire it all up.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:08 AM   #2
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:16 AM   #3
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Looks good so far! I'm going to start working on one myself with an '80s Emerson minifridge. Thanks for the inspiration- off to the hardware store.

 
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #4
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Looks good so far! I'm going to start working on one myself with an '80s Emerson minifridge. Thanks for the inspiration- off to the hardware store.
Ditto

 
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:47 AM   #5
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Thank you. So far the most tedious part has been the insulation. So much work to be done measuring, cutting, caulkng, and tapping. Now I'm putting plastic sheets on top of the insulation which isn't bad just cutting it isnt so much fun.

I will have more pics later.

 
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:48 AM   #6
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All that is left is the insulation on the door, latch for the door, wire in fans and the love control.

Project is going pretty smooth and can't wait to use it for my first all grain batch!






 
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:07 PM   #7
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Looking good - you're almost there!

I will be building out a fermentation fridge soon & have a question. What are you using for the plastic sheeting that you are lining the inside with?

Thanks -

Tom

 
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:23 PM   #8
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^ It looks like FRP paneling.

 
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:26 PM   #9
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Looking good - you're almost there!

I will be building out a fermentation fridge soon & have a question. What are you using for the plastic sheeting that you are lining the inside with?

Thanks -

Tom
Tom- the plastic is just a 4'x8' piece of thin plastic I got from home depot. I used a tool they sell for cutting fiber glass but just a utility knife would work. A tip would be to put wood underneath the plastic and you won't dull your knife. Then I used liquid nail to put it up and caulked all th seams. Good luck with your build and if you any questions feel free to ask.

I will be getting the love controller tloday so tomorrow I should be all done and then just have to stain it. I will have more pictures soon.

 
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:29 PM   #10
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That looks great!
One question tho, it looks like you gutted a refrigerator of some sort for your cooling? How did you go about doing that? I really need a ferm chamber and that looks perfect!

 
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