I never would have thought to look at Craigs list if it wasn't for this forum. Anyway, I got myself a chest freezer on the cheap for $50. It's a small one, but it could either 1) hold 2 fermenters for temperature controlled fermentation or 2) hold 3-4 kegs and a CO2 tank.
I happen to have 4 5gallon cornies I got off ebay recently, but here's my dilemma. I'd like to start lagering some different types of beer (Alts, Marzen and Octoberfest) mainly. I am also working SWMBO to get a new fridge so I get the old one and then that would hold about 6 cornies.
So, should I use the chest freezer for a fermenter and wait a few months for the new fridge, or just say screw it and turn it into a kegerator now because bottling sucks so bad.
Also, is it worth the extra few bucks for the digital temperature controller or is the dial good enough? I'm leaning digital but I've spent so much on the recent upgrade to all-grain I could use saving a few bucks!
Looking forward to some additional opinions as I'm leaning towards making it a ferementer now.
Primary - If it's not Scottish it's CRAP Ale
Primary Imperial IPA
Bottled and drinking: Hey!Hey! IPA, Land of Oz Barleywine #2, Caramel Creme Ale, Red Stripe Lager Clone
RIP: Oatmeal Stout, Octoberfestivus, 777 RPA, Fat Tire Clone (1st AG), Experimental Honey Brown