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Old 05-03-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default Cellaring Beer with a hot furnace keeping it warm

I have an issue. We have a half base-ment at my house and I want to keep beer stored down there in the dark at 55F. Sadly, the room is 64F when I check the thermometer I've installed. But, if I turn off teh furnace (which also creates our hot water), the temp drops to 55 within an hour. Any way I could some how insulate the furnace to resolve this issue? I was thinking of putting up some heat reflective insulating panels in a square around the furnace but that might cause it to overheat.

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Old 05-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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You can't cover the venting on the furnace outer panels,or it could dammage it. Maybe an isulated vessel for the beer?
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You can't cover the venting on the furnace outer panels,or it could dammage it. Maybe an isulated vessel for the beer?

Thanks. I figured that wasn't possible. I wish it was a full-basement so the heater was in another part of the area. I turned off the furnace for a full 24 hours. GF hated not having hot water but at least the beer was cold
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