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Old 01-28-2013, 02:02 AM   #21
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Looks nice man. I have a spare mini fridge sittin around, this is inspiring ideas.


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Old 01-28-2013, 02:33 AM   #22
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Looks nice man. I have a spare mini fridge sittin around, this is inspiring ideas.
Thank you, and you should totally do it.

12 degrees now. I'm going to leave it running over night and see what happens. /cross fingers


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Old 01-28-2013, 09:40 PM   #23
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so what temp are you at now
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:40 PM   #24
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Looks great, thinking about doing something similar soon.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:19 AM   #25
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It was at 9.9 degrees in the morning. I'm guessing with a fan and a bit better lining around the upper and lower parts of the door I could get it around 6-7. The insulation seemed solid though. The bolts I had keeping the doors closed weren't overly cold which is a good sign.

I'm probably going to just use this for ales though and maybe later on down the line buy a small chest freezer for lagering.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:41 AM   #26
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this is an awesome idea, I made a SoFC but temp regulation was a big PITA, will pick up a mini fridge sometime soon. What temp controller are you using

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:44 AM   #27
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Give it some fan and heater action:

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:20 AM   #28
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It's an eBay temp control. This is the schematic I made for it. With this set up I can keep the fan always on and toggle the fridge.

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:22 AM   #29
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Give it some fan and heater action:
Nice! I live in New Orleans though so heat isn't an issue. It's currently 75 deg.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:58 AM   #30
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You'll want to put something in there to absorb moisture then, damprid is what I use. When it's hot out the fridge will create condensation and the last thing you want in there is mold. I also covered the entire inside of mine with vinyl and caulked all the seams. Even with the best intentions and safety practices you will get blow off and spillage and whatnot in there. The vinyl coating makes things easy to clean up

This pic was before caulking:



Here's my build thread.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-m...-build-256068/


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