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Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Jparkanzky, Feb 22, 2012.
I could simplify my wants list by just linking to this pic. Very nice.
Just put together some new shelves for my beer cellar!
My boxes are in the cabinets below. Dad's got his wine above. Super stoked he felt the need to build a temperature controlled room into the garage building. That didn't help my purchasing habits at all though...
Photos of th cellar I just built out this weekend
A few photos of some of the beer
Almost forgot the cantillon
Sweet baby Jesus and the orphans.... But what I'm really wondering is, where did you buy a potato that has a camera?
Yea poor picture quality I know. I had just spend 8 hours working on the cellar, four of which was carrying the beer down 3 flights of stairs case by case.
Don't mind me. I'm kinda jealous. I just throw stuff into my chest freezer, closet, and mini-fridge without organizing it. I really need to get around to sorting it out...And maybe throwing a "cellar party" to empty it.
Update from page 1
Renting my place, so some Ikea shelves in the basement is the best I can do. Just went through and rearranged some stuff. Got rid of some of the 2010 IPAs that I tossed down there when I moved.
The contents (sorry about the no walez, brah): http://www.cellarhq.com/cellar/bison_factory
I opened up my 08, 10, 11 on Thanksgiving and it was a good time. The 08 was over the hill but the 10 was amazing and still have a few more years left before it starts turning.
Not really a cellar, as I live in Florida, but here is my storage fridge.
Usually the light is off in the fridge, but had to turn it on for the pic.
Kinda blurry...finally splurged and picked up a nice wine fridge. Inspired by Treebs in a previous post in this thread. Like it so much I bought another!
I bought an apartment recently and just finished setting up my beer cellar in the temp controlled basement storage unit.
Without having to use turn on the heating/cooling unit in the storage space, the temp has so far stayed right around 50°F (+/- 2°). Not sure if that'll go up in the summertime as the basement felt the same temp when I first saw the apartment in June. The humidity has been wavering between 50-58%. I wish it was a bit higher, but I'm not gonna stress too much about 50%. If that starts to drop more though I'll probably do something to up the humidity, but for now I'm quite happy with the setup...it's much better than the boxes stored in the back of room temp closets method that I had been using beforehand.
Hell of a lot of quality in that fridge. Well done!
i need to take a trip to the East coast to stock up
Ug I am so jealous. Makes my 200 beer fridge seem paltry in comparison, not to mentioned crammed and unorganized.
I wish I had a constantly cool basement to build such an awesome cellar.
Honestly most of my cellar is off the shelf it just takes patience to not drink it constantly
Took all weekend to clear out the space and set up, but well worth the time spent.
This thread makes me very sad and very happy at the same time. I have much to learn.
im a fan of this method as well. its fun to open a box and find something you completely forgot you had, haha.
i keep em in boxes on shelves. being alive for the 89 earthquake, a lot of these pretty cellars would be puddles and shards.
Not the best pictures, but pictures nonetheless-
It keeps growing, hopefully I can get it under control one of these years....although I have been saying that for a while.
Embrace the alchoholism
Wish my local liquor stores were that well stocked.
If only I took 360 degree pics and showed the wine and booze shelves....
Can any of you with wives send them over to talk with mine?! I'm so jealous.
Most of my bottles are in cases. I then put a big marker letter on the side and that's what I reference in my inventory spreadsheet (the fact that I'm up to 'Z' tells me I have too many goddamn bottles).
For those doing this, I would highly recommend reinforcing the bottom of the boxes with tape. The glue (and cardboard to an extent) start breaking down in a basement/cellar environment. It's exacerbated by regularly lifting a full box when digging for beers.
Putting a reference marker on the box is a great idea, thank you. I have so many damn boxes and I can never remember where things are. This will help.
Current Cellar Pics. In our loft, I get this bad boy all to myself:
And oh, what joys it contains:
Seeing this thread, I just wish I was about 30% as organized as most of you.
I'm not worthy.
This is hilarious. The picture makes it look like it is your only refrigerator. Who needs food?
What's so funny about that?
Seriously though, there's another larger fridge with food just 12 feet to the right.
This pic was taken about 5 months ago.
Those GI shelves are BADASS. ISO.
Mini fridge for long term cold storage.