I am creating a fermentation chamber for my new cidery. I am not requiring lagering, so my target temp is about 55 degrees F for fermentation and aging. I have free materials for the box, which will be 2" of rigid polyiso board (R-14) which I will tape at all corners/seams. I started looking at this fridge which does not use a refrigerant. It also works in warming mode also for the winter, although I do not think I will need it as it will be in an interior closet. I was going to remove the door and have it open to the chamber with the outside of fridge outside the box. Just wondering if this would be sufficient considering the depth of my insulation. The rough dimensions of the box will be 44"x35"x20". The refrigerator says it can cool to 32" below ambient. The warmest my house gets is about 80 deg in this space. I am going to put the fridge on thermostat to turn on and off.
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