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Old 08-15-2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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I have the chance to buy a 4 cuft chest freezer for $80 and a full size upright refrigarator with top freezer for $75.

I would like to use a small freezer for fermentation but the ice box I could make a kegerator out of (this would be the last piece I need to start kegging).

I am leaning toward the freezer right now.

Give me some opinions and help me decide.

 
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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Well, I'd say look at your fermentation procedures first. If you're happy with the way it is for now, then go with the kegorator.
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:12 AM   #3
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:58 AM   #4
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4 cubes is rather small unless you only wanted to do 1- 5 gallon batch at a time. I'm not sure of your location but in most major cities you can get cheap large chest freezers on CL. Got my 23CF for $90, and saw them for free if I could have traveled 30 miles to the other side of the valley. I too would go for the freezer and temp control first, you can always keep your keg in there until you build your keezer/kegerator. 65* beer beats 80* beer.
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:05 AM   #5
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I am 60 miles from Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The cheap freezers come up every no and then, but unless you are constantly looking at CL, they do not last long. I would rather the freezer, but will take what I can get right now.

 
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:14 AM   #6
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I ended up passing on both of these items and scored a brand new 14.8 cuft chest freezer for $150. so now I have the final piece for the keezer plus I am thinking, and correct me if I am wrong, I should be able to do some lagering at 40-42 degrees (serving temps).

 
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:31 AM   #7
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I am 60 miles from Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The cheap freezers come up every no and then, but unless you are constantly looking at CL, they do not last long. I would rather the freezer, but will take what I can get right now.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:34 AM   #8
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I ended up passing on both of these items and scored a brand new 14.8 cuft chest freezer for $150. so now I have the final piece for the keezer plus I am thinking, and correct me if I am wrong, I should be able to do some lagering at 40-42 degrees (serving temps).
That's my understanding as well. I have a bench freezer that I am just waiting to get the temp controller for and a-lagering-i-will go...a-lagering-i-will go...Hi Ho the Merry O, a-lagering-i-will go!!!!

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