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Old 07-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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I have a acquired a very large chest freezer to use as a ale fermentation chamber. I understand the lifting in/out aspect of this, but that's not of concern to me. I was just wondering about the ventilation of the co2 from the freezer. Does any type of ventilation need to be installed or should I just not stick my head in the freezer and start breathing. Also would keeping my finished cornys (ales) in here be ok? Thanks all!

 
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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No real need to ventilate. Conditioning your cornies in there should be fine too.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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...or should I just not stick my head in the freezer and start breathing.
This. CO2 is good! Less oxygen the better. (for the beer, not you)

 
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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just dont have your head close and inhale as you open the door.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:49 PM   #5
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That wouldn't hurt you. A few breaths of co2 is not a concern as it is not toxic. What is a concern is if you had your head in there for more than a few moments because you wouldn't be getting oxygen.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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That wouldn't hurt you. A few breaths of co2 is not a concern as it is not toxic.
Hurt = permanent brain damage? No.
Hurt = singes the nostrils and stings like banshee? Yes, it hurts you. That is a concern to me.

 
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:08 AM   #7
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A big enough wiff of co2 feels like drowning with no water.

 
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:23 AM   #8
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I definitely learned the hard way (a few times) to open the chest freezer and let it "air out" a bit before sticking my whole upper half in there to wrestle a carboy out.

 
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:39 AM   #9
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Awwww what's a singed nostril or two?
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:48 AM   #10
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Get Damp Rid. It will help with the moisture buildup .

 
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