HOMEBREW Digest #5496 Thu 05 February 2009

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  RE: Walk In Cooler advice (bill keiser)
  Vittles Vaults (Paul Hethmon)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 09:32:20 -0500 From: bill keiser <bk2 at sharpstick.org> Subject: RE: Walk In Cooler advice greenhouse thermostats should be a simple way to control an AC unit: http://littlegreenhouse.com/accessory/controls.shtml if you are cooling in a range that's above freezing and use a circulation fan, there shouldn't be an icing problem. i've thought about using either a small AC unit or a small refrigerator with the door removed and fastened to the cooling chamber at the doorway. bill keiser > It's primarily aimed at farmers who need to quickly chill harvested produce > and flowers to extend shelf life, but seems like it would work great for a > brewing application: > > http://www.storeitcold.com/index.php > > They have some good advice on the walk-in room itself, as well as advice on > which air conditioner brand to buy (they say LG, because it doesn't shut > down when the outside air temp gets low, and doesn't need to be reset in the > morning). It's a bit spendy, but worth it, I think. > Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 16:48:46 -0500 From: Paul Hethmon <phethmon at hethmon.com> Subject: Vittles Vaults > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * > > For storage of grain you just can't (IMO) beat Vittles Vaults (Gamma > Plastics). These are small drums that nicely hold a 55 Lb sack of malt > and seal it in with an O-ring equipped screw-in lid. Moisture and > insects are neatly excluded. I've mashed grain I had stored in one for > 5 years. I sure determined rats would be able to chew through but, > thank the powers above, I don't have those in my basement. > A.J. -- What size are you using for 55lbs? Is that their 13 gallon size? thanks, Paul Return to table of contents
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