Keep a fridge from freezing - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kegerators & Keezers > Keep a fridge from freezing

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-27-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
michaelandrews
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Posts: 13


I have a fridge in my garage that I'm converting to a kegerator. However, my garage is detached and will get cold enough to freeze. Anyone know of a good product I can use to keep my fridge above freezing?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #2
DakotaPrerunner
 
DakotaPrerunner's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Edmonds, Wa
Posts: 170
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts


You may want to follow this thread. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/will...freeze-376653/ There are a lot of options that you have ranging from a simple light bulb or heat blanket to the more extreme PID controlled dual stage heat/cool systems.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
runningweird
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
runningweird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
State Line, PA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,068
Liked 91 Times on 67 Posts


something to consider: the reason refrigerators work so well is that they keep interior cold air in, they also do a wonderful job of keeping out exterior air. As such, your garage would have to get Alaska cold - and stay that way for a long time for it to actually impact your kegs.

I've frozen kegs, but that's because I was dumb and had my fridge set far too low.
__________________
My 6 Tap Long Draw Tower Build:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/long...-tower-271578/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 12:51 AM   #4
blaster_54738
 
blaster_54738's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Eleva, WI
Posts: 478
Liked 50 Times on 44 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by runningweird View Post
something to consider: the reason refrigerators work so well is that they keep interior cold air in, they also do a wonderful job of keeping out exterior air. As such, your garage would have to get Alaska cold - and stay that way for a long time for it to actually impact your kegs.

I've frozen kegs, but that's because I was dumb and had my fridge set far too low.
Based on my personal experience this is not true. My keezer is in the garage and the temps have been anywhere from -5 to 25F. Don't know the temp in my garage but my freezer has not ran in a couple days. My temp controller is saying the temp inside the freezer is 1.0-1.2C. I didn't wire up the heating side of the controller but plan on it and I already have a desk lamp in there to heat it up.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #5
michaelandrews
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Posts: 13

I'm thinking of running a heater just on a temperature controller. I'll leave the fridge as is, as it works fine when it gets too warm, I'll just make sure the heater is set below what the fridge is at.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini Fridge for 6.5 gallon carboy fermenting? Vassani wine fridge from Home Depot? gx1400 Fermenters 9 09-13-2012 04:00 AM
Kegerator / Fridge Outside all winter. Freezing? adamjackson General Beer Discussion 10 09-12-2012 09:46 AM
Fridge Box - dressing up a regular size fridge turned kegerator kegtoe Kegerators & Keezers 1 11-24-2009 09:53 PM
Freezing AJ accroul Cider Forum 1 04-10-2009 11:32 PM
Freezing LME? denimglen General Techniques 3 09-21-2007 09:41 PM


Forum Jump