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  1. BOB357

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    My 20 year old fermentation fridge is on it's last leg. Having a hard time getting down to 60 degrees F lately. We were at Lowes yesterday picking up some pepper and tomato plants and they had a 17CF Frigidaire that someone had returned within a few day of buying because it was too small. Regular price was $699 and they had it marked at $399. After taking a few measurements discovered that the internal height wouldn't quite fit my 7 gal. Fermonsters. I was so jazzed before taking the measurements. Will be visiting our local new/used appliance store to see what they have. Man, the price of cheap fridges is ridiculous anymore!
     
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    I hear ya. I wouldn't have a ferm refrigerator if we didn't get it for free from wife's grandma
     
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    I just hate to spend a couple hundred bucks on what might work fine today and crap out tomorrow. The one at Lowes still had the original warranty.
     
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    Maybe get some 2×4 and build a collar?
     
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    This was an upright fridge.
     
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    Sounds like you're not trying hard enough ;)
     
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    So lay it on its back! Do I gotta do all the thinking around here? :D
     
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    These wine/soda coolers are peltier-style and are only good for about 20 degrees below ambient. Much more than that and they tend to burn out. I lost a smaller one during a warm week.
     
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    ll admit the good ones are $450 or more
     
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    ive got a wine frisge as back up but never use i recon insulation aint as good all i remember every time i walked past it it was cycling.

    they take forever to cool your wort to pitch temo too. ok if youve got wort where u need it though.
     
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    I think the freezers I have are a better value even though you have to lift I can freeze 5 gallons of water into solid ice in 2 to 3 days so no problem fermenting with a inkbird as a controller, they do put off heat though
     
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    Every compressor puts off heat. That’s what they do! ;)
     
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    yep freezer is the GO but not good on back. yes weve been there. rig up a pully system problem solved or transfer wort from kettle into fermentor sitting in freezer then preassure transfer out and no lifting required:).
    also when lid is open cool air remains in the chamber it.
     
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    I agree, but I can't heft a full fermenter. We old farts have our limitations as much as we hate to admit it.
     
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    Check Craigslist or facebook. You should be able to find a fridge or upright freezer for less than $100.
     
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    I need it delivered and the old one hauled off. Thanks just the same.
     
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    Thanks, but none of that fits in here.
     

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