What size chest freezer to use for fermenting 3 carboys - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > What size chest freezer to use for fermenting 3 carboys

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-24-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
Longbeer
 
Longbeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Seattle, WA
Posts: 8
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



I wanted to share measurements for a chest freezer I'm using as a fermentation chamber. I needed a freezer that could fit 3 carboys. Surprisingly I couldn't find any clear suggestions online. Most posts were focused on keezers and fitting kegs into freezers, not carboys. But with a bit of guesswork I settled on a 12.9 cu ft chest freezer from Frigidaire. See dimensions in image below:



I purchased this from Lowes and they delivered it the next day.

I plan to use the shelf space for blow off vessels, yeast starters and misc bottle fermenting.

Disclaimer: I took these measurements with a cheap measuring tape and my bare hands, so consider them approximate.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
Newmanwell
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 55
Liked 12 Times on 4 Posts


My 7 cubic foot chest freezers fit two 6 gallon carboys on the bottom and one 3 gallon carboy on the shelf. So you should be ok.
__________________
Kegged: Smoked Stout, Rye IPA, Belgian Blonde
Bottled: English Barleywinne
Primary: Hefeweisen, Triple

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
Intimnasc
 
Intimnasc's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 69
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Newmanwell View Post
My 7 cubic foot chest freezers fit two 6 gallon carboys on the bottom and one 3 gallon carboy on the shelf. So you should be ok.
I use the same and it works great.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 06:27 PM   #4
Longbeer
 
Longbeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Seattle, WA
Posts: 8
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Are you guys using some kind of low profile airlock with the carboy on the shelf? It seems like height would be a problem. Or did u install a collar?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #5
Intimnasc
 
Intimnasc's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 69
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts


I have used a stopper and tubing to remote locate the airlock.
__________________
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
― Benjamin Franklin

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 01:50 PM   #6
Newmanwell
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 55
Liked 12 Times on 4 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by intimnasc View Post
i have used a stopper and tubing to remote locate the airlock.
+1
__________________
Kegged: Smoked Stout, Rye IPA, Belgian Blonde
Bottled: English Barleywinne
Primary: Hefeweisen, Triple

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chest freezer fermentation chamber for 2+ carboys julian81 Fermentation & Yeast 18 07-03-2012 04:31 AM
best/cheapest chest freezer that can fit 2 carboys? zodiak3000 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 08-28-2011 02:10 PM
Which chest freezer for fermenting 5 carboys? zanemoseley Equipment/Sanitation 3 08-15-2010 04:15 PM
Chest Freezer Fermenting: 2each 6.5gal Carboy Size OneHotKarl Fermentation & Yeast 1 04-29-2010 04:06 AM
Chest Freezer size dutch101st Bottling/Kegging 6 03-31-2009 06:33 AM


Forum Jump