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Old 03-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #11
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No doubt an AC unit will work. I've seen too many examples of that. There is also the coolbot controller that really works well and keeps them from freezing. It still won't work in my closet under the stairs. The basement is finished space except this little storage closet and I can't point the rear of an AC unit into my basement hallway or my office. The exhaust and condensation have to go somewhere. I live in a golf community and an AC uint sticking out the window is just begging for HOA sanctions So I have abandoned that plan.

Plan B: I'm buying a 10 cu ft fridge at Home Depot. At $400, that is cheaper than buying an AC unit, insulation, vapor barrier and something to cover up the barrier and insulation inside the unfinished closet.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #12
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Cool, good luck.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:20 PM   #13
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Ah crap, I went to HD last night to buy a 10 cu ft fridge and while a nice "little" unit, it is just too freakin small. I could never get two fermenters inside. At $400, it was a pretty good buy and takes up less space than a chest freezer. April is basically here and it will start to warm up. Now that I have a keezer, I need to brew more than just the winter months to keep the thing full. Looks like I'll be building some sort of fermentation chamber to custom fit my brewing area in the garage. I'm also back to using an AC unit. At least I can run a condensation drain outside from my garage.
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