I am going to turn my shed into a brew shed.
I would like to keep all my brew stuff in one place and it seems like a great option.
My question is regarding fermentation in my temp controlled fridge in the winter.
I am using a old "True" refrigerator I picked up cheap ($50) hooked to my custom temp controller using a small heater (750w personal heater) and the refrigeration works fine.
In the winter my basement gets around 50-55* and the heater does plenty fine heating that small area.
There seams to be no need for the refrigeration to come on at all in winter.
But in summer the refrigeration takes over fine and again the heat is not needed.
I would like to install my fridge to my brew shed and have pretty much all my stuff in one spot. (minus the kegs of final product)
Do you think that the space heater would be able to keep the temps needed inside the fridge that I want if it is really cold outside in winter?
I plan to insulate the shed so it will not be as cold as outside temps but still cold..
here is the fridge. (in it's raw form, I plan to make some more stable shelves out of wood.
The door is heat treated dual pane glass.
I am thinking the only answer is to test it out somehow but I don't want to drag it out of my basement to test it.
how can I test that this will work? or can someone tell me what you think?
the one on the right.
I just bought a brand new gasket for the fridge as well so it is sealed tight.. (and well insulated I believe?)
thanks for your input