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Old 08-09-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Chest freezer capacty for fermenting

Am looking to get a chest freezer to make a fermentation chamber. I can get the 8.8 cubic foot one linked below for free from a rewards program at work. Any one use this or have any idea how many fermentation buckets I could fit in it at a time? Since it looks like home depot carries it, I may just go there and measure out inside dimensions... But was hoping to save a trip.

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/applian...l#.UCRNJmt5mSM


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Old 08-10-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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I bought the 8.8cf Kenmore from Sears on sale for $225. It holds 2-6.5 gallon buckets and a Mr. Beer full of Edwort's Apfelwein on the hump. Check your sales ads religiously, it was regularly priced at $388.


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Old 08-10-2012, 12:18 AM   #3
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Check the Specifications tab on that page for measurements.
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Just read your entire post (homebrew is awesome!). Refer to my capacities, mine is 17" wide by 35" long and 29" deep with a full width 11.5" wide by 10" tall hump
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I bought the 8.8cf Kenmore from Sears on sale for $225. It holds 2-6.5 gallon buckets and a Mr. Beer full of Edwort's Apfelwein on the hump. Check your sales ads religiously, it was regularly priced at $388.
what type of buckets do you have...my buckets are ~14 inches in diameter..two of them cannot fit in a 8.8cf freezer
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what type of buckets do you have...my buckets are ~14 inches in diameter..two of them cannot fit in a 8.8cf freezer


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One is a ale pale and the other if from Midwest supply. Different manufactures may have different inside dimensions, mine fit easily.
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One is a ale pale and the other if from Midwest supply. Different manufactures may have different inside dimensions, mine fit easily.
ahh yeah, mines are from austin hombrew supply...much wider than yours, makes it harder for me to fit two in
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I use two of that same freezer, one for fermenting and one as a keezer. Since 4 cornies fit in the keezer I have been thinking about fermenting in cornies to be able to fit 4 into the fermentation chamber without having to put one on the shelf above the compressor.
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To be sure, make some paper/cardboard footprints of your vessels. Don't forget that buckets have a lip that is wider than the footprint, so leave a bit of extra room. Then take your cutouts to Home Depot and check the fit.


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