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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2011, 08:32:39 AM »
I've been looking at getting a freezer for fermenting.  Any idea what the interior dimensions are?
Denny, I think you'd have a tough time fitting 2 buckets in a 7cf.  I don't think it'd fit 2 - 6.5 gallon carboys; not sure if those are bigger than buckets or not.  I have a 9 cf from Lowe's and it fits 2 - 6.5 gallon carboys comfortably.  Since I brew 3.5 gallon batches, I only ferment in 5 gallon carboys.  I don't think it fits 3 of those either. 
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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2011, 09:00:18 AM »
I own the same freezer as the one in the original post.
Only, I use it for food (gasp).
It's large enough for 2 carboys, but I would not recommend it for anyone wanting more.
I have an old 9+ cubic foot freezer that I use for beer.
I can fit 8 ball locks in it, comfortably.
Or, 6 kegs & a fermenter.
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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2011, 09:11:32 AM »
I've been looking at getting a freezer for fermenting.  Any idea what the interior dimensions are?
Denny, I think you'd have a tough time fitting 2 buckets in a 7cf.  I don't think it'd fit 2 - 6.5 gallon carboys; not sure if those are bigger than buckets or not.  I have a 9 cf from Lowe's and it fits 2 - 6.5 gallon carboys comfortably.  Since I brew 3.5 gallon batches, I only ferment in 5 gallon carboys.  I don't think it fits 3 of those either. 

Thanks, man.  2 buckets is the direction I was going.
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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2011, 11:01:50 AM »
I've been looking at getting a freezer for fermenting.  Any idea what the interior dimensions are?
Denny, I think you'd have a tough time fitting 2 buckets in a 7cf.  I don't think it'd fit 2 - 6.5 gallon carboys; not sure if those are bigger than buckets or not.  I have a 9 cf from Lowe's and it fits 2 - 6.5 gallon carboys comfortably.  Since I brew 3.5 gallon batches, I only ferment in 5 gallon carboys.  I don't think it fits 3 of those either. 

Thanks, man.  2 buckets is the direction I was going.

I have a 7cf and it holds two 8 gallon buckets. I use a platform (8" board) to raise the buckets to the level of the hump. Two buckets fit perfectly with plenty of room for air to circulate.
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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2011, 11:17:18 AM »
If you're only using it for fermenting, I'd go with a fridge.

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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2011, 01:42:03 PM »
I've been looking at getting a freezer for fermenting.  Any idea what the interior dimensions are?
Denny, I think you'd have a tough time fitting 2 buckets in a 7cf.  I don't think it'd fit 2 - 6.5 gallon carboys; not sure if those are bigger than buckets or not.  I have a 9 cf from Lowe's and it fits 2 - 6.5 gallon carboys comfortably.  Since I brew 3.5 gallon batches, I only ferment in 5 gallon carboys.  I don't think it fits 3 of those either. 

Thanks, man.  2 buckets is the direction I was going.

I have a 7cf and it holds two 8 gallon buckets. I use a platform (8" board) to raise the buckets to the level of the hump. Two buckets fit perfectly with plenty of room for air to circulate.

The freezer in the original post will indeed hold two 8-gallon bucket fermenters.
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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2011, 03:44:38 PM »
If you're only using it for fermenting, I'd go with a fridge.

Agree. I don't want to try to get 2 6.5g carboys into a chest freezer. Too awkward. Getting them down the basement steps and into the fridge is enough of a chore.
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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2011, 03:59:49 PM »
You really only need a 5 cubic ft chest freezer to fit 2 carboys.  Much smaller than a fridge.  You will need either a collar or a piece of foam board with a hole for the neck.
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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2011, 03:45:29 PM »
This post shows someone with 4 cornies squeezed in:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ge-7-cf-fcm7suww-keezer-conversion-192208/#post2244512

It does look pretty tight... maybe my kegs are old and warped.

Update: Yes, 4 ball locks and a 5 lb CO2 cylinder do fit on the floor of this freezer.  The fit is TIGHT for the kegs... I think I just didn't push enough the first time  ;D
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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2011, 08:37:16 AM »
I ended up getting this and it is in the garage. Now I just need a temp controller, CO2 tank, kegs, regulator, tubing, faucets, ...

Like so many things, I think this will be a very expensive 'sale'
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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2011, 10:50:34 AM »
I ended up getting this and it is in the garage. Now I just need a temp controller, CO2 tank, kegs, regulator, tubing, faucets, ...

Like so many things, I think this will be a very expensive 'sale'

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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2011, 01:18:38 PM »
I ended up getting this and it is in the garage. Now I just need a temp controller, CO2 tank, kegs, regulator, tubing, faucets, ...

Like so many things, I think this will be a very expensive 'sale'

Muahahahahah....!

Now that I think of it, this all started when someone gave me a 'free' bottling rack 'just in case I want to start brewing'. We worked together and I was moving into the apartment he was vacating. Pure evil.
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Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2012, 02:36:22 PM »
What you can do is cut out some disks of cardboard that match the footprint of a keg. Then just try the freezers on for size.

That's exactly what I do when I shop......... Have five or six 9" discs lying around.
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