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Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chad Keven May 11, 2012. 13 Replies

Hey, ive had a bit of a search and a bit of a google around and cant come to much of an answer.what im wanting to know is am i safe to cut out the floor of my fridge freezer open it up into one…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Sparks Dec 14, 2011. 22 Replies

Ive been looking to set myself up a nice brewkit to do AG brews.I have had a wee look around at whats out there new kit wise and there are a few options but im on a fairly limited budget.I have had a…Continue

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Chad Keven replied to Sam Nelson's discussion Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room
"yeah sensible"
May 11, 2012
Chad Keven replied to Sam Nelson's discussion Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room
"duurr! man i'm stupid,"
May 11, 2012
Brent Marquis replied to Sam Nelson's discussion Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room
"Just stick a wooden collar on it like this: http://beerginner.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/20111229-060643.jpg The lids unbolt and then bolt onto the wood.took me 10 minutes to screw together and 5 minutes to fit. "
May 11, 2012
Smiffy replied to Sam Nelson's discussion Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room
"It may work for a few minutes or hours, then the compressor would fail due to lack of lubrication. Refrigeration systems rely on gravity to collect lubricant in the right places, which is why, if you lay down a fridge or freezer for transport you…"
May 11, 2012
Chad Keven replied to Sam Nelson's discussion Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room
"does any body know if a chest freezer works stood up on its end?"
May 11, 2012
Chad Keven replied to Sam Nelson's discussion Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room
"its funny ive thought of doing this aswell, im fermenting in a 50l keg with a doctored plastic screw lid (works well) but im forced to use a blow off tube as an airlock wont fit, this works fine; i was thinking of cutting out the floor of the…"
May 10, 2012
Liam Callaghan replied to Sam Nelson's discussion Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room
"Same as the above, better to use a simple fridge or freezer rather than a fridge freezer.  I believe Smiffy has it right. I have a big scope fridge which ou can pick up cheap, just have to be patient.  Well worth it as they hold a dozen…"
May 9, 2012
Andre Jaworski replied to Sam Nelson's discussion Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room
"I did the exact same thing only to find I cut through the freezers gas pipes which run between the fridge and freezer. Luckily for me the reason we  got the fridge was the freezer was not working and there was no gas in it. The fridge still…"
May 9, 2012
Hamish Jones replied to Sam Nelson's discussion Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room
"Just done the same myself, got given a reasonably good fridge, ripped out the thermostat and wired in a temperature controller, lagering a fermenter at the moment at a mint 12 degress, just get something on trademe wth a buggered thermostat…"
May 8, 2012
Ralph replied to Sam Nelson's discussion Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room
"Interesting. I found a big enough fridge rather than buy an old fridge freezer... solved my problem..."
May 8, 2012
Smiffy replied to Sam Nelson's discussion Cutting an old fridge/freezer for fermentation room
"I've done a bit of an exploratory dissection of the ceiling of my fridge. Plastic, insulation, then the floor of the freezer, with cooling tube attached. So cutting out the division would destroy the refrigeration circuit."
May 8, 2012
Sam Nelson replied to Ralph's discussion Picking my hops. When and then what to do?
"Thanks Pilgrim, did you freeze them after vacuum sealing them? thats my plan as they should last better that way. they were picked on sunday when they were pretty well dry on the bine then have been drying with the dehumidifier in the garage since…"
Mar 21, 2012
Sam Nelson replied to Ralph's discussion Picking my hops. When and then what to do?
"Bummer about the crop, have you worked out where you are going wrong? My entire garage smells AMAZING!"
Mar 21, 2012
Sam Nelson replied to Ralph's discussion Picking my hops. When and then what to do?
"and this is what said 900gms looks like drying out so 900gms wet at the moment and will re-measure after 3 days on this rack before i vacuum bag them "
Mar 20, 2012
Sam Nelson replied to Ralph's discussion Picking my hops. When and then what to do?
"I finally got around to picking last night, ive picked around 1/2 the crop on my smoothcone plant and have filled a banana box already, quite a large amount but they weigh next to nothing... about 900gms total. Im going to dry them slightly then…"
Mar 19, 2012
Sam Nelson replied to Ralph's discussion Picking my hops. When and then what to do?
"Im also keen to try a few different styles next year, the hard part is locating them!"
Mar 7, 2012

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