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Offline speed

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Re: The false economy of a used refrigerator or freezer
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2014, 12:33:53 PM »
I have a '50's refrig that I use for fermenting, with an external temp controller. But it's only plugged in when fermenting, doesn't run all the time. So I hate to get rid of it.

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Re: The false economy of a used refrigerator or freezer
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2014, 01:12:46 PM »
I upgraded last summer when my Electric Company paid $35 for my old chest freezer (1990 or so) and took it away for free.  The free delivery on the brand new "dinged" floor model (with a Energy Star rating) and the energy savings projected was going to pay for itself in about 15 months.  It rarely runs compared to the old one.  I may do another one this summer if they have the program again, but this time I'll do a collar project and serve from it - easier to load and unload than messing with my 4 keg refrigerator set up with a back row...
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Re: The false economy of a used refrigerator or freezer
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2014, 11:49:19 PM »
I have been very happy with my new 7.2 energy eff model but now realize I will need another to ferment in: too many homebrew and store bought already in the new temp controlled freezer! Gotta start drinking more or giving away more of my home brew!


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