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My unit gets very hot during summer so some of my brews during secondary fermentation are getting over 30 degrees.

Anyone got any ideas for something like a wine cooler fridge that could be used to store several kegs and bottles at 18 degrees (recommended secondary fermentation temperature)

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Deeks    140

That sounds like a good idea. I have a wine fridge sitting in my garage which isn't being used so I will have to give it a try. It's only a small wine fridge which holds 12 bottles of wine so I hope it will be big enough to fit the kegs. I will give it a go over the weekend.

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Gibbo    105

Not quite a "fridge" solution.

A mate of mine had a cupboard that he insulated with scraps of foam... A bit like what you would find as packaging for your Brewart ;) 

Each day before he went to work, he would take one or two frozen 2L bottles and sit them inside with his brews, to take the heat out of any temperature spikes. They were usually still partially frozen by the time he got home and the cupboard was cool, not cold.

 

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Deeks    140

I tried to fit my kegs in the wine fridge but it wasn't big enough to fit in there so I won't be able to do this now.

Oh well it looks like I will have to keep storing the kegs on the bottom shelf in the pantry which isn't too bad since it doesn't seem to get too hot in there.

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Pursya    121

Mine will go in the Linen Press in the hallway.

not sure it's the best option, but space is at a Premium so I'll take what she will let me have!

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40 minutes ago, Smooth Hoperator said:

@The Bitter Draughty I love the idea of setting up an old freezer as a fermentation chamber. How many kegs can you fit in there? 

Hi Smooth Hoperator

I can get 4 kegs, but unfortunately the bottom shelf is to low for  bottles, can not move it as the shelf is the element as well.

But 4 kegs will work well for me, I have 8 kegs in total and plan to do a brew every 2 weeks. secondary fermentation is about 2 weeks so will work out well.

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