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Old 10-27-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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I am interested in making a temperature controlled fermenter. I have the option to buy a Sanyo sr-368K 3.6 cu ft mini fridge.

I am currently making my 5 gallon batches from a williams brewing kit. with the thermostat at 65 degrees, the closet i have the fermenter in is between 68 and 69 degrees. I need a better way to control the temp without making my apartment that temp...

Would this fridge be good to turn into a temp controlled fermenter?



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Old 10-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #2
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Unless someone has used one and can chime in, you probably want to measure yourself. Make sure you have enough height for carboy/bucket with the airlock or blowoff tube attached. Also make sure the door will close with the carboy/bucket in there.


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I have a 7cu ft chest freezer. It barely holds two carboys.
I would take measurements. Don't forget the height of the airlock.
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I am interested in making a temperature controlled fermenter. I have the option to buy a Sanyo sr-368K 3.6 cu ft mini fridge.

I am currently making my 5 gallon batches from a williams brewing kit. with the thermostat at 65 degrees, the closet i have the fermenter in is between 68 and 69 degrees. I need a better way to control the temp without making my apartment that temp...

Would this fridge be good to turn into a temp controlled fermenter?
What are the measurements of the interior of the fridge?

What are the measurements of the exterior of your fermentor?

If it does fit, then just add a temp controller and you're golden.

Compare the two, and you have your answer. It either fits or it doesn't.
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