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Old 03-09-2012, 02:02 AM   #1
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Default Thoughts on a wine fridge ferm chamber

So I am really not wanting to hit lagering temps, but I realized that in order to brew better beer I need to control fermentation temps.

I have the chance to get this wine fridge for cheap : http://www.beveragefactory.com/refri...e/ha42bl.shtml

I was wondering if anyone had thought about using this for a ferm chamber?


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Old 03-09-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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I've looked at those at home depot/lowes a few times, they look pretty awesome but are kinda expensive when new. If I remember correctly, the one i saw at HD would be big enough for a 5 gallon carboy. As long as you verify the internal dimensions will work for you, I'd say go for it!
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Buy a small chest freezer, it will be cheaper and more efficient. unless you are wanting the appeal factor of being able to see your fermentation occurring thru the glass door.
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My biggest issue is actually space. I don't have room for a chest freezer, unless I want it right next to my couch, which is less than ideal. I was thinking about a smaller standup freezer, because I would be able to squeeze it into my bedroom without much problem.

I think I am going to swing out and take a 6 gal and 5 gal carboy and see if they fit.

Also, I have a friend that uses something similar, but I wanted some advice on it.


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Bottled: Pugsley's Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter
Kegged XXXMas Cyser (Bulk Aging, Currently 19.1%) , Mari's Dog Slobber Brown Ale
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