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Old 04-23-2007, 05:32 PM   #1
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Found this link to some great DIY stuff and haven't seen the link on here before.

lots of neat stuff here...

http://home.swbell.net/bufkin/index.htm

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Old 04-24-2007, 09:50 AM   #2
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hmm, wouldn't the wood, insulation and the window AC unit = the cost of a freezer/fridge and temp controller?

 
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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I hope that's a really cold garage because the heat coming off the window unit a/c is going to warm it up real quick.
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:51 PM   #4
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hmm, wouldn't the wood, insulation and the window AC unit = the cost of a freezer/fridge and temp controller?
Right, But the size of the box - impressive!
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Old 04-24-2007, 03:02 PM   #5
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I built 2 boxes like that last year (without a front) just for storage in my garage...
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hmm, wouldn't the wood, insulation and the window AC unit = the cost of a freezer/fridge and temp controller?
yeah.. but that thing holds WAY more than any consumer sized fridge/freezer would..

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hmm, wouldn't the wood, insulation and the window AC unit = the cost of a freezer/fridge and temp controller?
Looks like he can ferment 12 - 16 carboys (even more kegs) with 3 temperature differentials.

You'ld need 3 or 4 fridges to accomplish that.
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The only thing he uses it for is to maintain ale ferment temps, aka 60-70F. I mean, does anyone here need that kind of space at that temp? It's just not practical in most cases.

Fridges and freezers are dime a dozen on craigs. The last time I needed a lagering fridge, I found one on the curb for pickup. I rang the doorbell... "is that fridge broken?"..."no, we just wanted a new one". Score! I suspect more fridges are tossed for asthetic purposes than you think. Buy two, they're already setup for lagering and no sawdust.
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I mean, does anyone here need that kind of space at that temp?
Probably not. But consider also that the footprint is rather modest when compared to a full size upright fridge. It looks to be about 20% wider than a fridge. If you have garage fridge most of the space above it is under-utilized.

Also, he has complete control over the configuration. As a chest freezer owner, I'm sure you can appreciate how valuable an extra couple of inches could be if you were able to design the length and width. In most case an extra inch or two would enable an extra corny or carboy.
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But then you'd really have to enjoy working with wood to make it worth it. That was actually one thing I really liked about this chest freezer I got. It holds exactly 5 cornies with like 1/2" to spare all around. I'd literally need another 9" in any direction to make a difference.
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