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Upright freezer for fermentation chamber
« on: July 04, 2012, 12:02:54 PM »
I was considering using an upright freezer to replace my fridge fermenter that died last week.  It's got a manual defrost, would that cause any issues since it'll only be down to maybe 55 degrees? 

Haven't got any dimensions on it yet, my fridge I could fit 4 carboys in it. 
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Re: Upright freezer for fermentation chamber
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 01:03:36 PM »
A lot of manual defrost upright freezers have the cooling coils in the shelves so you can't move them.
Some automatic defrost upright freezers are built more like a refrigerator and the shelves are removeable.
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Re: Upright freezer for fermentation chamber
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 01:21:02 PM »
I ripped out that heater. I tried using it as a dual temp control but the heater is too big to control anywhere near setpoint. I used my food dehydrator as the heating part of my dual temp control.
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Re: Upright freezer for fermentation chamber
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 02:07:25 PM »
I ripped out that heater. I tried using it as a dual temp control but the heater is too big to control anywhere near setpoint. I used my food dehydrator as the heating part of my dual temp control.

Nice idea dude.