Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Fermenters > Fridge for fermentation build
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
h22lude
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
h22lude's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: lincoln, ri
Posts: 2,116
Liked 105 Times on 88 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default Fridge for fermentation build

What is a good size fridge to use in a fermentation chamber? I'm thinking of building one out of wood with foam insulation to hold 3 buckets.

I can get a 3.4 CU FT one for $30. To keep it at around 68, I figure this one will do really well.

http://providence.craigslist.org/app/2592549173.html

Or I can get a 4.5 CU FT for $50

http://providence.craigslist.org/app/2593175748.html

Or go even smaller with for $15

http://providence.craigslist.org/fuo/2593322253.html


__________________
Primary: S'mores Stout

Kegged: Centennial Blonde, Dry Stout and Orange American Wheat

Bottled: Nothing
h22lude is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
Ace_Club
Legendary Influential Brewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ace_Club's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 39,889
Liked 1906 Times on 1780 Posts
Likes Given: 52845

Default

You should run the numbers first to figure out how many BTUs you will need for the chamber.

BTU/hr = (Sq. ft. of interior)*(delta T)*(1/R-value)

Then you can compare that to the different cooling capacities of mini-fridges and figure out which one would work best.
__________________
Arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics, even if you win you're still retarded.

My internet friends were making fun of my kegdolly and I took it out on Gary. - Ginger
Ace_Club is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fermentation chamber: Chest freezer or Build off of a mini fridge? detz Fermenters 4 01-16-2015 10:41 AM
My Mini Fridge to Fermentation Chamber Build chumpsteak Fermenters 75 01-10-2015 04:27 PM
Old mini-fridge to fermentation chamber build kerklein2 Fermenters 24 03-23-2012 05:31 PM
Lager Fridge Build dfess1 Fermenters 0 03-22-2011 02:25 PM
My arduino fridge control build. simpleton Fermenters 4 01-09-2009 05:40 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS