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30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« on: January 13, 2015, 12:57:00 AM »
For those of you who use the 30L Speidels and a chest freezer...can you share with me which freezer you are using? I'd like to get (2) of them in the 7-cu foot range, but doubt that's going to work.


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Re: 30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 01:23:57 AM »
I think you will need to opt for the 9 range or build a collar. I have an 8.8 Sears/kenmore and it fits 2 better bottles ok on the floor.

What is the widest point on the speidels? I can measure the freezer.

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Re: 30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 02:08:30 AM »
Interested in this as well.  I have the smallest chest freezer available, which is fine for a single carboy.  My basement is cool enough to handle the remaining fermentation timeline with a heat wrap, the freezer just takes care of that crucial 1st week.  At any rate, I'm curious of the Speidel measurements (with handles and spigot) to see if it would fit. 

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Re: 30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 01:25:17 PM »
Interested in this as well.  I have the smallest chest freezer available, which is fine for a single carboy.  My basement is cool enough to handle the remaining fermentation timeline with a heat wrap, the freezer just takes care of that crucial 1st week.  At any rate, I'm curious of the Speidel measurements (with handles and spigot) to see if it would fit.
Width is about 15, but with handles lifted and your hands on them, more like 20. Heighth is about 25 with airlock in dry, but when its bubbling probably more like 28.

I have a 14cf Maytag. Lots of room for my 30Ls

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Re: 30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2015, 01:28:19 PM »
Jim can you snap a picture of it with the Speidels in there?

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30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2015, 01:32:49 PM »
Based on Jim's numbers, I don't think two would fit in my 8.8cf. I'm basing this on the dims listed on the HBT thread - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/chest-freezer-specs-layouts-377518/index25.html#post5616149

Looks this Danby, and possible others around the same size, could work - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/chest-freezer-specs-layouts-377518/index3.html#post4731061
« Last Edit: January 13, 2015, 01:35:04 PM by Steve in TX »

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Re: 30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2015, 01:55:11 PM »
Jim can you snap a picture of it with the Speidels in there?

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Re: 30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2015, 01:58:12 PM »
I havent tried it but I think I can fit 3 30Ls or 2 60Ls

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Re: 30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2015, 04:30:53 PM »

I havent tried it but I think I can fit 3 30Ls or 2 60Ls

Which size are those in the picture?

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Re: 30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2015, 07:54:21 PM »

I havent tried it but I think I can fit 3 30Ls or 2 60Ls

Which size are those in the picture?
30L
The 60Ls have flat tops with a band that seals them

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Re: 30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2015, 08:23:20 PM »
SO you need a 14cf to fit two 30L's...thanks for the picture Jim!

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Re: 30L Speidels and Chest Freezer
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2015, 12:37:39 AM »
SO you need a 14cf to fit two 30L's...thanks for the picture Jim!
Two might fit in something smaller but I know they fit in mine.