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Old 08-01-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
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I live in a condo, luckily I have a 2 car garage for brewing and storing other items for my hobbies. But I have never been that into controlling my temps during fermentation. Part of the problem is that I live in San Diego and I brew my beers to match the seasons. Once and a while I would use my portable cooler and some frozen water bottles. But I'll be honest, it was a pain in the ass.

With the hot weather and scoring a free mini fridge from work it was time to build a temp controlled fermentation chamber.

The NEEDS:

1- To work.
2- Hold a least 3 full (6.5g) carboys
3- Also be a work bench on top.
4- Be airtight

The WANTS:

1- To look good
2- Have carboy information written on it. (Whiteboard or paint)

I am starting with a black and fake stainless steel door mini fridge. It is a sanyo with the freezer on top. The freezer door will be removed and I am installing 2 CPU fans for air circulation.


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Old 08-01-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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Setting out the frame dimensions.


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Getting closer...
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The footprint is set and the door is dryfitted.
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Here is the backside of the picture above.
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Here is the foam installed. It has plywood under the floor and will be covered with a smooth FRP plastic. The outside will be plywood.
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Looking good so far!
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Here is the build materials. Ply-wood (Floor only) and foam then a smooth FRP plastic.
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Sides, Floor and back are done. except for the FRP
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Subscribed, I think I'll have to do this soon in place of the workbench I was planning for my back porch.


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