Originally Posted by itsernst
For those lagering with these, you are using a kegerator for secondary correct? I don't see how it is possible to get this to lagering (40 degrees F) conditions in secondary without a cooler. I get that primary could be done, but wanted to make sure I am understanding how everyone is doing their lagering fermentation.
I was lucky enough to get 6 of these sent to me in time for two large Beer Fests this month. They hold 4 Corny Kegs and 50# of ice in cubes. Sold 3 coolers the first day.
The lagering step is easy as long as you put more than one keg inside at a time. I fill two kegs with water to maybe 80% full and place them in my freezer (bought especially for beer making) and then swap them out daily. I can keep 1 or 2 kegs at 40 deg or less this way. I'd be surprised if I could do it with 1 keg or carboy and a few 2 liter bottles though.
The nice thing is the cooler is completely water tight. So melting ice cubes or condensation is not a problem.
Mike...... My Homebrew Store, Shanghai, China