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Old 10-01-2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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I've been looking into cellaring some beers. I have a case of Stone Epic 7-7-07, a case of Stone XI Anniversary Ale, and a couple of misc others. I was thinking about getting a chest freezer and using it only as a cellar.

Could the temp be kept around 50* with an external thermostat?

Does anybody else use a fridge or freezer?

I think that it would be my best bet for keeping a constant temperature year round. Some places say that corked beers should be stored on their side to keep the cork moist, others say to keep it upright.

My only concern is the humidity level in the fridge. I'm not sure if it would be humid enough. Is there any way I could correct this?

I was thinking about maybe constructing an exterior cabinet, like a humidor.

What do you guys think?
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:13 PM   #2
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Dunno...I keep my beer cellared in my cellar...basement. It's about 68f in the summer and lower 60's in the winter. I don't think I could justify the extra $$ for a freezer though. Humidity shouldn't matter much...this isn't wine.
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:45 PM   #3
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I store mine under the house. The temp is around 52 in the winter and 58 during the hottest days of summer. Can't justify powering a second fridge.

 
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:52 PM   #4
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I keep mine in the same closet that i ferment in, stays around 65-70 depending on the A/C.

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Old 10-03-2007, 05:26 PM   #5
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To answer your question (at least your first one) you can get an external controller to keep a freezer at 50

Johnson controls as well as a few others make some reasonable ones. most online HBS have them available

 
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:19 PM   #6
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Chest freezer + temp control + damprid = nice fermentation cabinet/cellar.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:22 PM   #7
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I have a cellar....and there is plenty of beer in it. So I suppose I have a "beer cellar"

Don't think that I would pay for and power a fridge for the sole purpose of cellaring beer though.

 
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:30 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brewt00l
I have a cellar....and there is plenty of beer in it. So I suppose I have a "beer cellar"

Don't think that I would pay for and power a fridge for the sole purpose of cellaring beer though.
what is the temp of your "cellar"?
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:41 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by talleymonster
what is the temp of your "cellar"?

Cellar temp.....

 
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