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Offline ferb

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Side-by-side refrigerator
« on: January 05, 2012, 10:41:20 PM »
I've got a side-by-side fridge (freezer/fridge) that I've converted to be a serving/lagering fridge.
It can fit 4 cornies on the fridge side and I've got 4 corresponding taps mounted on the door.

The question is, what can I do to take advantage of the freezer side?
It seems like if the fridge side is around 45F, then the freezer side is about 22F. There are analog dials for making each side colder/warmer but I'm using a digital controller so those essentially get overridden.

Ideally, I'd like to use the freezer side for lagering. So that means being able to keep the freezer side in the 32-50F range. If I take it that high right now, the fridge side will get too warm.

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Re: Side-by-side refrigerator
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 11:20:31 PM »
I cut the interior wall out of mine and now have a huge, wide open space. Of course, I can only keep it at one temp, instead of two but it works great for fermenting. Might not be the solution you're looking for but I love it as a fermentation chamber.
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Re: Side-by-side refrigerator
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 12:52:53 AM »
Have you tried it to see where the fridge side evens out?  You could cut a smaller hole install a muffin fan, and use a different temp controller to run the fan and chill the fridge side.
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Re: Side-by-side refrigerator
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 10:44:47 AM »
I cut the interior wall out of mine and now have a huge, wide open space. Of course, I can only keep it at one temp, instead of two but it works great for fermenting. Might not be the solution you're looking for but I love it as a fermentation chamber.

So no worries about electronics or chiller lines in the wall between the spaces?

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Re: Side-by-side refrigerator
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 10:56:11 AM »
I cut the interior wall out of mine and now have a huge, wide open space. Of course, I can only keep it at one temp, instead of two but it works great for fermenting. Might not be the solution you're looking for but I love it as a fermentation chamber.

So no worries about electronics or chiller lines in the wall between the spaces?


you should be able to find documentation on where electronics/coolant lines are located in your model.
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