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Offline hjherbenson

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My new fermentation chamber
« on: March 18, 2010, 04:23:31 PM »
Almost finished with the new fermentation chamber it will handle 6 carboys up top for Ales and 4 down below the cooling unit is able to get it down to below 40 deg I will see just how low it will go.http://cid-ea35239d74c34e36.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/My%20Brewery/IMG%5E_0028.jpg?sa=568417238#resId/EA35239D74C34E36!172
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Re: My new fermentation chamber
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 06:32:47 AM »
Nice job.....I dont have the skill or room

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Re: My new fermentation chamber
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 07:35:41 AM »
SuuuuuWeeeeet!
If Homebrew & BBQ aren't the answer, then you're askin' the wrong questions... Cheers!!!

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Re: My new fermentation chamber
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 10:15:14 AM »
Looks like a very nice setup. I want to build a motorized mill similiar to yours this year.
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Re: My new fermentation chamber
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2010, 12:06:23 PM »
got it down to 34 and held there very nicely pump was able to cycle on and off 15-20 min each
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Re: My new fermentation chamber
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 09:28:15 AM »
Looks great!  Thanks for sharing.  Some of the pictures a bit small, can you share some details about components/material?  Looks like an old refrigerator compressor used for cooling.
I'm planning  to finish out a basement, and weighing options for fermentation control for something about 1/2 the size of what you have.

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Re: My new fermentation chamber
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010, 07:59:44 PM »
Wow. Some very nice stuff there. Besides the professional look, I like how you used an old compressor for cooling.

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Re: My new fermentation chamber
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2010, 01:20:25 PM »
I made the shelves out of 2x4s, 3/4 AC plywood on top and 1/2 AC Plywood on the bottom and 2" thick insulation. Then 3/4 Oak plywood for the sides and top and 1/2 AC for the back. then I used more 2" insulation on the inside back and sides covered with 1/2" AC plywood. After assembly I lined the insides with white tectured fiberglass/PVC sheeting, onthe doors I used white board so I can right on the doors what's inside and dates... also added 1" insulation to backs of the doors. I had friend who works for Coke found an old 1.5hp cooling unit out of an display unit, after installing he came over and serviced it.
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