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Old 01-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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I'd like to attempt my first lager, but I don't have permission to take up room for another fridge/fermentation chamber. It's currently 56 degrees at the bottom of my stairs, so I'd like to cool the brew down just a bit more. I ferment in a sanke, so I thought possibly going with a peltier cooler, but I know they are very inefficient. My other option was to heat the brew in the garage to keep it where I need it. I'd like to get some kind of silicone encased heat pad, but I'll need to find one at a decent price. Any thoughts or suggestions or pictures to help me on my first lager would be great.


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Old 01-15-2013, 06:25 AM   #2
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Wow, must've been a dumb question. Nobody responded.


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How cold is the garage? Can you fit a dorm fridge out there? Or that's out to the question. I guess I'd just let it ride in the garage if getting another fridge out there is out of the question. Not sure what to tell you on the heating pad.
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How cold is the garage? Can you fit a dorm fridge out there? Or that's out to the question. I guess I'd just let it ride in the garage if getting another fridge out there is out of the question. Not sure what to tell you on the heating pad.
Well I'm in Dallas, so while it does get cold it can spike to 70 the next day, so that has me a bit worried. Sometimes it stays cold for a week or two. i figured the heating pad would maintain the temp i want if its too cold. The garage is pretty full with tools and my wife's car. I think what I need is a lager cave below my apartment lol.
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Wow, must've been a dumb question. Nobody responded.
no dumb questions. but not everyone sees every post. id try to get a dorm fridge or somethign along those lines.
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no dumb questions. but not everyone sees every post. id try to get a dorm fridge or somethign along those lines.
Would a Sanke keg fit in a dorm fridge? I thought the compressor hump wouldn't let it fit?
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Would a Sanke keg fit in a dorm fridge? I thought the compressor hump wouldn't let it fit?
look up the Sanyo 4912.
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look up the Sanyo 4912.
I googled it, but it doesn't look like anyone is fitting a sanke into it. I'm still trying to do this without a fridge since I only have to knock off a 5-10 degrees inside the house.
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I googled it, but it doesn't look like anyone is fitting a sanke into it. I'm still trying to do this without a fridge since I only have to knock off a 5-10 degrees inside the house.
http://homebrewing.livejournal.com/413981.html
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but yeah... maybe not a sanke


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