Ok guys, need some brainstorming help here.
In my garage, I have a small enclosed workshop that has a central air vent. One wall has two cubby hole areas on either side of a fireplace (never used) in the office on the other side of the wall. See pic:
I know, the shop is a bit messy right now but I just finished installing about 500ft of wood flooring so please forgive me.
I have been wanting to redo the workshop anyway and I want to incorporate my brewing equipment to the process. The bench you see is going to be moved to another wall so that opens up full access to the shelf area.
My thought was to rip out the shelving and replace with wire shelving to help circulate air. Use foam insulation board to line the walls, and fabricate some sort of door. From the bottom, I can run the floor vent into the enclosure.
In the winter I will be pumping in warm air to bring the fermentation temp up and in the summer I will be pumping in cold air to bring the temp down. We keep our home thermo right around 70 year around and this room with the shop door closed will maintain 55-60 in the winter or ~80 in the summer. I think piping the air directly into an insulated enclosure should maintain temp pretty well, but I worry it will get to hot or cold depending on the air.
If that becomes a problem, I figure I could regualte the air flow one way or another with vents.
Any thoughts on this project?